UK Manufacturers Release On-Piste Emitter for Avalanche Safety

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 22, 2013 3:39 pm

No skier or rider ever thinks they will get caught in an avalanche, but what happens if you do? Have no fear! Cambridge Ski Safety is here to save the day with their new product called the On-Piste Emitter.

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For the first time ever, this device is designed to send a radio signal on the international avalanche distress frequency, so we can locate buried avalanche victims skiing in resorts. The Emitter is great for all recreational skiers and riders, even the little guys to be able to carry with them on the slopes. All you have to do is simply turn it on in the morning and off at night.

While the aval

anche safety market has been dominated by transceivers recently that contain locate and search functions, the Emitter sends out the same distress signal without a search function. This has a dramatic decrease in price, which makes it more affordable and potentially life-saving for skiers and snowboarders.

Anna Turvey, British Paralympic Alpine Ski Racer raves about the device as she stated, “I recently received my new emitter and I wear it on the slopes at all times to ensure I’m protected in the event of an avalanche.

If you are ever buried in an avalanche, your survival window is minimal after just 15 minutes. Children and less experienced skiers are even more at risk if they get caught in an avalanche because most of the time they don’t possess the skills or means to be able to survive, so this is where the Emitter is truly vital. There have been so many recorded cases of avalanche burials that lead to serious injuries or even death that could have been rectified earlier with the new Emitter.

For more information about how to purchase the Emitter visit www.cambridgeskisafety.com

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