The ALU 320 + PFA is a stable, extendible 320cm long aluminum probe with Ortovox's quick-assembly system.
The quick-assembly strap makes immediate opening and assembly possible in one motion. In order to determine burial depth and select an optimized shoveling strategy the probe has highly legible depth markers and the bottom most segment, in neon orange, provides visual notification of the proximity of the buried person during shoveling. Also featuring an interchangeable, large probe tip, and rubberized, ergonomic grip.
By Trevor Husted As part of our Guide Skills Development Series, this next post focuses on the importance of mentorship in guiding and where to find it. Look into the origins of the word mentor and you will find links to Greek Mythology, more specifically Homer’s poem “The Odyssey.” In this epic, Odysseus goes off […]
by Liane Lau Arriving to the Alpine Ascents Seattle Office at 0630 for gear check – made me question my life choices. To be an effective mountaineer, you should be a combination of a marathon runner, a weight-lifter, and a climber. I am none of those things. I don’t even particularly like those things. The […]
By Kate Keith-Simms Plants provide invaluable insight not only to the spaces they inhabit, but also to those who live upon the land. Since time immemorial, Native American communities have foraged, hunted, and thrived on the resources the land offers. This is a short pick of a few plants of Washington used by specific Native […]