Gear and Technical (24)
North Face Airbag System
North Face has showcased a new airbag system at the Mountain Fair at Salt Lake City (Utah). Airbags are being adopted in increasing numbers by backcountry travellers.
Broken TLT speed
I blame my neighbours :-) We bumped into them up top and I followed them on a line through the trees past their mountain chalet, I was skiing fairly quick to catch them up and popped off a small rolle
Tech bindings template
This video looks at how to make a template for mounting tech / pintech type bindings.
King pin woes
Every time a new bit of backcountry gear comes out we say the same thing. Leave it a year or two and let others test it.
Third recall for ABS Airbag system
As we mentioned on Twitter earlier ABS have announced another recall for their airbag system. This is the third recall for various faults and the second this year. This one is fairly general.
Micro crampon for tech bindings
Have you ever done a route where the snow conditions or slope means you have to boot pack a pitch.
ABS Vario recall
Another season, another airbag recall. Better check this out if you have a Vario base unit from the 2011/2012 vintage.
French Alpine Club 2015 Beacon Tests
The French Alpine Club in Pau has published its annual avalanche transceiver test, this one covering beacons that will be on sale next season.
German Alpine Club Annual Transceiver Test
DAV have published their annual test round up of all major devices.
BCA and Mammut/Snowpulse airbag recall
In case you haven't heard both BCA, Snowpulse and Mammut have recalls out for their airbags. In the case of BCA the recall affects Float airbags shipped from 2011 to 2013.
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