Monday, October 28, 2013

Early Season Gear Check

Snow has begun to fall to accumulate in North America's mountains. It is time to begin checking your kit to make sure you are ready to ride.

In this post we will review the necessary steps to check you beacon and airbag to ensure proper performance from your safety equipment.


Thursday, October 24, 2013

CAA Issues Warning: Your Smartphone is NOT a Beacon

The Canadian Avalanche Center has published a paper which serves as a warning about the inadequacy of smartphone beacon apps. While I applaud any competition in the market which can create competition and drive innovation, these creations only threaten to create a dangerous situation for uninformed users.

Check out the video below to see a demo of the SNOG app.

Below is the full report from the CAA:

Friday, October 18, 2013

Mammut Supports Avalanche Safety Workshops

This Fall the Mammut North American Avalanche Safety Team has been busy attending regional avalanche safety workshops in Leadville, Colorado (CSAW), Whitefish, Montana (NRSAW) and most recently, the International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW) in Grenoble, France.

Both the ISSW and the regional workshops offer members of both the professional and recreational snow communities opportunities to catch up on cutting edge avalanche science and the practical applications gleaned from the scientific community. The workshops also offer people an opportunity to reconnect with other members of the community and dust off their avalanche thinking caps.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

NEW Pulse 4.0 Firmware Update: "Intelligent Search"

A new, optional, update is available for the Mammut PULSE Barryvox that will greatly optimize efficiency in the Fine Search mode. The goal of the update is to ensure that users have properly found the lowest point in the grid before probing. 

Check out the attached video as it explains it quite well: