Technology ‘no substitute for training in avalanche’

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Gadgets are still no match for trained companions when an avalanche strikes, a Salzburg mountain rescuer said today (Fri).Josef Schiefer, 45, from St. Johann im Pongau, said taking an avalanche course and being trained in how to use sensors and shovels were also important, adding that such equipment should always be brought when ski touring.Schiefer […]

New invention praised as avalanche life saver


A float to pinpoint exactly where avalanche victims are buried is being hailed as a life saver.The Avalanche Ball shoots a spring loaded nylon ball from the top of a rucksack which will stick out of the snow alerting rescuers to the exact position of the victim.Makers Fournier & Venier in Mieming, Tyrol, say special […]