Avalanche Safety Kit from PIEPS

Whether you are a new-to-the-backcountry skier or a seasoned pro, this avalanche safety kit is a must-have for the winter.
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Avalanche safety kit from PIEPS |Photo by Blackdiamondequipment.org

As you prepare for winter and all of the backwoods activities that come with it, you should keep the threat of an avalanche in mind.

According to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, over the last 10 winters an average of 28 people died in avalanches every year in the United States. During the 2013-2014 season, there were 35 avalanche fatalities in the U.S.

To keep you safe and prepared this winter, PIEPS Sport has put all of your avalanche safety gear into one convenient kit.

This set includes the necessities for anyone from seasoned backcountry skiers to someone taking their Avalanche 101 class. The PIEPS DSP Sport Beacon features a large, circular search radius and three antennas for pinpoint accuracy. A Transfer 3 Shovel packs small to take up little pack space and extends with the quick pull of a handle. This kit also includes the fast, durable QuickDraw Tour 280 cm Probe for use in anything from measuring test pits to performing fine searches in a rescue.

  • PIEPS DSP Sport Beacon
  • Transfer 3 Shovel
  • QuickDraw Tour 280 cm Probe

Specifications

Antennas :  3

Frequency :  457 kHz (EN 300718)

Power Supply :  3 Alkaline AAA batteries, IEC-LR03, 1.5V

Battery Life :  200+ h in send-mode

Maximum Range :  50 m (164 ft)

Search Strip Width :  50 m (164 ft)

Probe Length :  280 cm (110 in)

Probe Weight :  316 g (11 oz)

Beacon Weight :  200 g (7.1 oz ) including batteries

Beacon Dimensions :  115 x 74 x 27 mm (4.5 x 2.9 x 1.1 in)

Shovel Weight :  692 g (1 lb 8.4 oz)

Shovel Blade Volume :  1.14 L (0.3 gal)

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