/ Which avalanche tranciever
Mamut pulse or element.
Price? It's only your mate's life at stake...
Do a forum search. Massive thread on this a couple of months back. The general consensus was that they all work well enough and that training and practice were more important than model.
^ not really true. modern digital beacons (with 3 antennas) are much better than the older style models from 5 or 10 years ago - many of which are still on sale. any of the '5 star' beacons on this site would be a good recomendation.
BCA tracker 2
Mammut Pulse / Element
Arva Evo 3
have a stroll round the beaconreviews site, then buy a Mammut ;-)
Was in an arva test field with some friends last year
1 had an old analog, 3 had various more modern models
I easily located all 4 in a multiple burial in 6 minutes
The others didn't come close
I was using a Pulse
I've done a couple of snow and avalanche courses here in France ( required for my ski-touring qualification). They were very useful as well as being great fun ! We did what you would expect: search and rescue, analyzing snow flakes and layers of strata. But also, building improvised snow-shelters ( a snow-hole and an igloo). Plus knowing the precautions to take when crossing dangerous terrain: couloirs, glaciers and steep slopes. I guess something similar must be done in the UK. Altogether a great way of spending the weekend !
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