This new S1+ combines the success stories of two unique transceiver innovations: the display of the relative location of avalanche victims and the SMART ANTENNA TECHNOLOGY! The Ortovox S1+ is a sensor controlled avalanche receiver whose three antennas allow for multiple burial detection. Avalanche transceivers are essential items of equipment for anyone going off Piste but useless unless the carrier also has a probe and shovel to dig the victim out. The flip phone design of the transceiver makes it light, compact and easy to carry at all times. The harness that comes with the transceiver is even handily labelled so there’s no difficulty when strapping it on. The basic functions of the sensor are easy to grasp and use: when the transceiver is shut it is in transmit mode and to turn it on to search mode, simply flip it open. After 90 seconds of inactivity, it will automatically switch back to transmit mode (though this can be changed to happen after 30, 60 or 120 seconds) which is an important safety feature in the instance of a follow up avalanche. The transceiver computer screen display shows all the buried victims in the area on a map, with the distance to each victim shown. When locating a victim, they will be shown on screen as a man, which you can then line yourself up with and walk towards. Other buried victims will then be shown passing on either side of you as you walk towards the primary victim. Up to three victims can be displayed on the screen at one time. For more information please head over to the Ortovox S1+ Transceiver page.
The Ortovox PRO ALU III Shovel turns heads with its unique design that responds to the toughest challenges. Its torsion-free aluminium-magnesium alloy creates an extremely durable and hard wearing shovel blade. An ergonomic handle ensures a good grip for both left and right handed users. The shovel can also be used as an axe which, along with its more classic use as an avalanche shovel, also makes it an ideal tool for the building kickers. Its sharp edge cuts through even the toughest snow with minimal effort. quick-lock, blade and the channel-shaped telescoping handle can be put together with one motion. Not only can it be configured for both right- and left-handers it forms the foundation for the ergonomically clearing- function. One hand grasps the long grip side, which serves as an ergonomic lever, while the other hand has a strong grip on the handle's rubber-coated grip zone. !!!This shovel comes with the pocket spike!!!
This POCKET SPIKE is a Top piece of kit for ski mountaineers or free hill walkers who walk up steep terrains. Although usually its tucked away in your backpack or pants pocket, the EMERGENCY AXE can quickly be retrieved in Dangerous SITUATIONS. In just two steps, you can mount it onto the metal-reinforced PRO ALU III shovel handle for added protection. This POCKET SPIKE has two parts, The Sharp Forged axe head made of anodized steel and the shaft spike which replaces the shovel blade. The two parts can be folded together with no sharp edges for stowing in the carrying bag and Weighs just 95 Grams. ORTOVOX offers the Pocket spike either separately or as a set in combination with the Pro Alu III shovel. Suitable for all tours where a little additional support is needed over the last few meter. NOTE that the Ortovox Pocket Spike is only compatible with the Ortovox PRO Alu III Shovel.
The CARBON 240 SUPERLIGHT is Ortovox's lightest probe, perfect for users determined to save space and weight.
The super-light weight of this probe is achieved in part thanks to its carbon segments. As well as being much lighter than steel, Carbon also freezes much more slowly, thanks to its low thermal conductivity.
Another design feature which helps keep this probe so light is the Aramid tensioning system. Aramid is a specially crafted polymer, originally developed for the military, which combines exceptional strength and heat resistance with a very low weight.
The shorter segments (37.5cm) allows a more compact pack size, and the 10mm diameter ensures that this probe takes up the minimum space in any pack.
Ortovox S1 Plus Package Features
Ortovox S1+ Transceiver Features :
The innovative "smart antenna" technology that was first introduced in the Ortovox 3+. This can improve the ability of other transceivers to locate the S1+.
The number of batteries was reduced from 3 to 2. Ortovox tells me that the removal of the battery resulted in a longer reception range (due to a reduction of interference).
The S1+ includes a new "deep burial" mode.
The menus have been redesigned to have fewer icons and be more intuitive.
The case has been improved with a rubberized coating.
Secondary avalanche switchover
Recco Reflector Inside
Permanent monitoring of the transmitter
Intuitive search acoustics
Display of multiple victims
Automatic switchover in case of secondary avalanche after 120 sec
Transceiver comes with a comfortable and strong harness which should never be stored in your back pack and should always be wrapped around your body incase of emergency.
Partnerund group test
Battery Supply:2 AAA Alkaline Micro 1,5V
Ortovox PRO ALU III + Pocket Spike features :
Groove-Shaped handle cross section
Non-Slip step grooves
Rubberized rip zone
Sharp, protected cutting edge
Pack-friendly design with integrated handle receiver in the blade.
Rescue sled function
90° Clearing function
T-Grip Pro with flexible left and right-handed function