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More OR: Arc'teryx, Dri-Down, La Sportiva, Pamoca, Ortovox

Today is my last day at the trade show and I’m headed back to Jackson. With 36” of new snow in the past couple days and 4-6’ avalanche crowns being reported, the drive should be interesting. Luckily there looks to be lull in the action this afternoon and tonight, before the snow ramps up again [...]

Outdoor Retailer Avy Corner

I was able to get by a few of the booths of the players in the avalanche safety game while at the Outdoor Retailer trade show yesterday. I’m keen to Ortovox products, but it’s always fun to see what other products are out there as well. The Ortovox S1+. My first stop was at Ortovox, [...]

When Do You Change Your Batteries?

So, for the first time this year, my Ortovox S1 avalanche transceiver went from a battery indicator of 3 beeps…to 2 beeps. The S1 has three settings to indicate battery life. 3 beeps means the batteries are at 100-75%, 2 beeps mean 75-50% and only 1 beep means a battery power of below 50%. The [...]

Antarctica/Aconcagua Gear List: Clothing and Layers

More packing and refining of the gear-list for Antarctica and Aconcagua going on lately, and it’s fast approaching less than two weeks away! Today we’ll touch base on the clothing, outwear and base layers that I will bring. I’ll be taking a mixture of hard and soft-shells (both jackets and pants), a couple insulating layers [...]

Ortovox S1 Firmware Update Version 1.2.3074

A lot of transceivers come tethered to their harnesses with some bungee cord. Sometime I want more flexibility with it, so I cut the bungee and girth hitch it to the harness…so it can be removed. I think one of the biggest advantages of owning an Ortovox S1 Avalanche Transceiver is the ability to walk [...]

Ortovox S1 Avalanche Transciever Calibration

Ortovox S1…Ready to Calibrate! As many of you who own altimeter watches know, digital compasses often need calibrating, and the same goes for the new-school, signal separating digital avalanche transceivers on the market today. The internal compasses in these units help navigate you smoothly to transmitting beacons and should be calibrated every time you change [...]