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
(Stumpert, 2002):

 

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