Keyword: avalanche

Prosecutors warn against used avalanche backpacks, Mammut counters

In January 2021, a mountain guide died in an avalanche in the Siviez/Nendaz region. The public prosecutor of the canton of Valais subsequently commissioned a judicial report and is now warning of used Mammut Airbag 3.0 Light Protection 2017 avalanche backpacks. The manufacturer, Mammut, considers the test results to be misleading and has issued a statement.

These things belong in the freeride backpack

Along with skis, ski boots and poles, the backpack is one of the most important items when freeriding. These are available in all possible designs and should not only adapt to the size, but also to the ambitions of the owner. Whether for a short trip or a multi-day glacier bivouac, the most important thing is ultimately the content. That's why Janic Cathomen, freeride expert from Flims, and Fabian from Bächli Bergsport will show you what they pack for freeriding. 

Accident at Cerro Torre: Corrado Pesce had an accident

41-year-old Italian climber Corrado 'Korra' Pesce has been seriously injured in an accident on Cerro Torre in Patagonia. He was climbing with Argentinian mountaineer Tomás Aguiló when a boulder and ice avalanche hit them both. Aguiló managed to dismount and alert the rescue. So far, however, bad weather has prevented the rescue of the badly injured Corrado Pesce.

Tragic accident at the Aguja Guillaumet in Patagonia | Robert Grasegger

Last Thursday, the German Robert Grasegger and his partner had an accident at the Aguja Guillaumet in Patagonia. Grasegger lost his life while his partner Anna Truntschnig was saved with serious injuries.

The transceiver that speaks to you | Diract Voice from Ortovox

Voice commands can be useful. We talk to our phones to be faster and devices like Alexa talk to us in turn as if we were in a relationship. An electronic device that is symbolic of efficiency and speed in mountain sports is the avalanche transceiver. The question that arises is: Could voice commands speed up the search for buried subjects? Ortovox has an answer: The Diract Voice.

Two alpinists fatally injured in an avalanche

On Friday morning, several alpinists were hit by a slab on the ascent to Piz Russein in Sumvitg. Two people were killed.

Professional snowboarder Julie Pomagalski died in an avalanche

The snowboarder Julie Pomagalski lost her life in an avalanche accident on Gemsstock in the canton of Uri. She was 40 years old.

Recall / product improvement of the Pieps avalanche transceiver

The manufacturer of avalanche transceivers, Pieps, is urgently calling for the replacement of the carrying system used in its DSP models. Here are the details.

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