Between digital beacons, however, there were only differences on the order of seconds.
I was surprised to see this and agree that differences are insignificant. What is clear is that a novice should practise both beacon searches and shovelling.
Did you have a comment on what the Ikar seem to be saying about probing, or not probing?
As we all know, beacons always work better when you just keep moving.
I’m doing a training session for my club group at the new year and think I might look at the three circles method for multiple burials. We always emphasise single burial searches for beginners but we had three big incidents involving ski touring groups last season so multiple burials may be back on the agenda
There was an interesting incident in the Massif Central where one skier was buried directly above another skier which caused a lot of confusion for searchers who thought their sophisticated digital beacons were misfunctioning.
Anyway glad to hear the Tracker 2 is ready for prime time.