Avalanche transceivers, they give out a peep, peep radio signal. If one is turned to receive it can home in on another set that is still sending. That way you can hopefully find your mate after he/she',s been buried in an avalanche.
I remember trying to borrow a 'pieps' from the ski touring section of my local branch of the French Alpine Club not long after I arrived in France as a postdoc with very little French. After trying to explain what I wanted the guy said something like 'ah un bip bip' followed by a new arrival, a bit better informed, who explained that I wanted an ARVA (appareil de recherche de victimes d'avalanche ).
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