EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT

Standard emergency equipment:

Transceiver, probe, shovel

 

Extended emergency equipment:

Mobile phone, First Aid bag, bivy-bag

 

Additional recommendation:

Avalanche-airbag-system, helmet

PIEPS TIP

Start packing the day before your tour and take a look at your equipment to see that it is complete and functional (e.g. batteries).

FASTEST RESCUE

The time of a companion rescue strongly depends on your emergency equipment!

 

Rescue time for 1 person with a 1 meter burial depth:

 

  1. 15 min: PIEPS-transceiver, shovel and probe
  2. 26 min: PIEPS-transceiver and shovel
  3. 59 min: PIEPS-transceiver

ALPINE EMERGENCY SIGNAL

 

ALPINE EMERGENCY CALL

In case of an emergency have the following information at hand:

  • WHERE did it happen?
  • WHAT happened?
  • HOW is the weather?

 

It is not possible to make an emergency call without net coverage:

  • Change your position
  • Switch your mobile phone off and on
  • Instead of the PIN dial 112. This number dials in every other available net (if available).

 

In case of an emergency have the following information at hand:
WHERE did it happen? WHAT happened? HOW is the weather?

Euro-emergency call (Access in every available net!) 112
Austria 140
South Tyrol, Italy 118
Switzerland 1414
Wallis 144
France 15
Germany 112