Posts tagged: avalanche center
WINTER SPORTS — Read the story of a couple that beat the odds of disaster.
Also, read the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center's weekly forecast when it's posted on Friday before heading into the winter backcountry.
WINTER SPORTS — Ortovox has issued a recall notice for Ortovox 3+ avalanche beacons within certain serial number ranges.
During search training, avalanche transceivers of the ORTOVOX 3+ model switched to transmission mode unintentionally after 120 seconds in search mode. Internal tests showed that a certain production batch of the 3+ can exhibit this behavior.We are responding immediately and, as a precaution, are recalling all devices shipped to vendors after October 17, 2012, for inspection and a software update. These devices can no longer be used without an update.
The manufactuer's website allows customers to check their website for the range of beacons that are being recalled. If you have this product, check this out before taking it into the field.
WINTER SPORTS — Snow is coming to the mountains, and the most savvy backcountry travelers are gearing up physically as well as on their snow-travel skills. Here's a good start:
The 2ndannual Northern Rockies Avalanche Safety Workshop, Oct. 13, 2012, from 7:30 am until 6:30 pm at the Grouse Mountain Lodge in Whitefish, MT.
The one-day event mixes avalanche professionals and winter backcountry enthusiasts. The program is headlined by six speakers with varied experiences, backgrounds and expertise in avalanche forecasting, theory, information processing, emergency decision making and other up-to-date backcountry information.
Session topics range from technical (recent developments in stability and fracture propagation tests) to personal (Elyse Saugstad’s real life survival story.) The full schedule for the day is available online.
“The Workshop is about learning, networking, seeing old and making new friends,” said Ted Steiner, NRASW chairman. “It's also a time to remember that winter is on the way, get excited about getting outside, and most importantly, remember we need to be safe and educated when traveling the backcountry. We need to come home to our families and enjoy season upon season of future winter endeavors.”
Read on for more details about the speakers and registering for the event.