Avalanche shovel, avalanche probe, avalanche transceiver – the standard emergency equipment you should always have with you when ski touring or freeriding off-piste. We at ORTOVOX offer various models of avalanche shovels and probes so that every mountaineer can find the equipment that’s right for them.
To help you make the right choice when buying an avalanche shovel or probe, we asked Chris Semmel, a mountain guide and trainer with the Verband deutscher Berg- und Skiführer (German Mountain and Ski Guide Association), to put together a list of everything you need to know.
Purchase advice: avalanche shovels
More information about this in our avalanche shovel guide
The avalanche shovel guide shows you the blade volume that is best suited to your activity and the features that an efficient avalanche shovel should have. Check out the avalanche shovel guide for advice!
Purchase advice: avalanche probes
More information about this in our avalanche probe guide
Did you know that the average rescue time in an emergency is 13 minutes shorter when using an avalanche probe than when searching without? The avalanche probe guide provides more interesting information about emergency equipment and the functions, safety standards and features that are important in a high-quality avalanche probe. Learn more in the avalanche probe guide!