/ Which avalanche transceiver?
I'm thinking of getting an avalanche transceiver for christmas this year, but don't really know which one to get. It'll be mainly used for ski touring around Scotland if that makes any difference.
Any suggestions welcome.
Doesn't really matter that much, as long it is a modern model. So what ever you get, learn to use it and practice often.
I would prolly only dhun away from Pieps Freeride, which is mostly aimed at lift served action.
Massive thread on this last winter. Try a search.
I picked up a barryvox element last year, and in practice have found it excellent. Easy to use and accurate.
Yes, as said - a modern digital one, with 3 aerials. Beyind that, it's probably down to personal preferance....
http://beaconreviews.com/transceivers/ is the mother lode of reviews.
Given that you want a 3 antenna model, the most important thing is ergonomics imho. You want something you will be able to use under extremely stressful conditions without needing to remember any fiddly button combinations, counting to 3 etc.
I like the look of the BCA Tracker2 and the Mammut Elemental Barryvox, probably erring towards the latter. But whichever I get I'll get plenty of practice.
Some truth in that, but the Pulse for example is very easy to learn & use for multiple burials
It's also impressively fast - we were mucking about in one of the test fields last season: me with a Pulse, others with variously 2 aerial, analogue etc
Took me 8 minutes to locate 4 burials, next best was 12 minutes and the guy with the analogue - not a hope
Interestingly the Pulse was used to post the best and most of the worst times in the transceiver test (4 targets) on a course I did a couple of months back. It definitely has some habits that caused people confusion but once you're on top of those they're great.
I guess my point was that multiple burial scenarios, whilst not unheard-of, are rare and for many people a simple unit like the Tracker or Pieps DSP Tour just has less things to learn about and try to remember when the pressure is on.
good info form facewest:
worth reading up on background info.
fwiw; there's f*ckall wrong with 2 antenae tranceivers.
whatever you get; know how it works and actually practice, more than just once.......
Never been to Hasselt - must be further than I thought if it's near Wanaka ;-)
Have you climbed on the Nideggen crags? I've not been yet, but they look worth a trip
See you at Freyr sometime
Agree that multiple burials are luckily rare
I found the pulse to be easiest to use when tired and stressed (bag searches against the clock in the dark out the back of our chalet). Tested against a tracker 2 and older beepers.
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