Post subject: FS: Beacons, Shovels, Probes, More!!!
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:33 pm
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FS: Beacons, Shovels, Probes, More!!!
BCA (Backcountry Access ) Tracker DTS, The legendary beacon. Brand NEW but without packaging, Includes 3-point harness, $195
Therm-A-Rest NEOAir XLITE Mattress, Size Regular (20”x72”), R-3.2 and weight only 12 Ounces! Winner of BACKPACKER Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award, Brand NEW, $140
Dynafit Thermo Liners, Mondo 29, Brand NEW Unused, $30
Giro G9 Helmet, Large, Grey/Silver, Used but not abused, Includes full set of pads, Lots of life left, $25
Snowshoeing Route Book, Brand NEW $10
K2 Avalanche Ball, Big in Europe, This in Brand NEW and stowed in the open position. $80
This is a great gift for skiers who spend all their time in the backcountry and are already equipped with the latest in skiing and avalanche technology. A low tech, yet ingenious concept, the small package attaches to your waist and the bright red ball floats to the surface when released. No one should take chances on avalanche prone slopes, but the K2 Avalanche Ball will increase the chances of being found within that crucial first fifteen minutes.
In addition to a transceiver, probe, and shovel, there are other devices that may help save your life. The inflatable ABS avalanche airbag helps to prevent burial by keeping you on the surface of the slide debris; the AvaLung device creates an artificial air pocket and buys time for the buried victim; and the Avalanche Ball can serve as a surface marker guiding rescuers toward the buried person.
The K2 "Avalanche Ball" represents new development in the rescue devices sector over recent years. The principle of operation of these new devices is also based on the phenomenon of inverse segregation in granular flows. The K2 Avalanche Ball primarily acts as a non-electronic detection device.
The lamp-shaped ball with a diameter of approximately 60 cm is stored in a system bag in folded form. Pulling the chord results in the opening of the system bag, thus releasing the ball, which is unfolded within a fraction of a second. The ball is attached to a 6 meter piece of rope, which is fastened to a waist belt at the other end. In the event of an avalanche the ball has the tendency to stay at the surface of the snow due to the inverse segregation effect. The combination of its visibility and the attached string enables an easy visual location of the buried person.
No matter what type of Avalanche Flotation Device you chose, it’s crazy to be out there in avalanche country without the only proactive piece of avalanche survival gear there is.