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.

If you are in the area, the Utah Snow and Avalanche Workshop (USAW) will be held on November 2 at the Southtowne Exposition Center in Sandy, Utah. Topics covered will include a summery of the weeklong ISSW just held in Grenoble, discussions regarding the avalanche airbag programs in Jackson Hole and Snowbird as well as new thoughts and research on avalanche rescue. A link to the event can be found here:

At the ISSW,  Mammut demonstrated the new Pulse 4.0 Firmware to attendees to wide applause.  Post ISSW, after a meter of snow fell in the Chamonix Valley, I had the opportunity to spend a considerable amount of field time with the "Intelligent Search" feature and I continue to be impressed. My first impression, in sans-snow training environments, was that this feature would be very useful for recreation users. After a considerable amount of time training with this feature in the field, I was so impressed that I am now convinced this is a feature which will be beneficial to all levels of users.

A video demonstration of the new firmware can be found on the You Tube Mammut Product Channel, along with many other useful videos demonstration features of the Pulse.

The 4.0 Firmware Update will be available very shortly (we are expecting to be able to provide this update within a week).  Please read through the October 1st blog post for instructions on how to find a firmware update location as well as other details on the firmware.

Now that the snow is flying (Arapahoe Basin just opened its' lifts!) stay tuned for some other workshop highlights, the most recent news regarding the 4.0 Firmware Updates, and tips for dusting off your gear and your thinking caps to get ready for what we hope will be a safe and bountiful winter.

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