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Yeah, you may have the lightest probe on the planet, but is it truly reliable, strong, and stiff like the K2 Aluminum Avalanche 300cm Probe' Made with durable aluminum components, the Avalanche 300 features a trigger-pull handle and non-slip textured shaft that allow for easy and quick assembly in stressful situations. Its long length helps you locate a buried avalanche victim and identify crevasses, while its one-centimeter markings enable you to collect precise snow-pit data.
During an emergency, you don't want your equipment to fail. The K2 Avalanche Probe Aluminum is lightweight but incredibly strong and stiff for in-field reliability, and the trigger Pull Handle and textured shaft make it simple and quick to set up and begin using immediately. Marked with 1cm increments, you can also measure snow pit depths before heading out.
- Mountain Gear
Complementing the versions that already exist, the Am'd and William in Lock, Spinball and Ball Lock versions, this Tri-act version of the Am'd and William carabiners gives automatic locking with greater security while remaining simple to manipulate, even with gloves. The Tri-act system reduces the risk of accidental unlocking as 3 successive actions are required to open the carabiner (push the sleeve upward - turn - open the gate). Initially designed for industrial applications, this locking system, which is easily manipulated with one hand, is also highly appreciated by rescue teams and by climbers. The opening mechanism is unique in that it has a push and twist action to unlock. When the open gate it released, it automatically locks itself again. THis is one of the safety designs Petzl has added to their popular large capacity William carabiner. Specs: a Weight: 88 g. a Gate opening: 24 mm. a Strenght: 25kN, 7kN, 7kN. a High performance aluminum alloy. Note that this item of climbing safety equipment is non-returnable. Please call us toll free at 877-236-8428 or e-mail email@example.com with any questions.
Don't mess around when it comes to avalanche safety. Heck, you don't buy a car because it advertises a shorter and much lighter seat belt. The K2 Avalanche Probe Alu 300 is the tool you would want if you are desperately trying to find someone buried. Think about it this way - carry a super light, short, and flexible probe for yourself. Buy this K2 probe, and give it to your friend to carry. 9 ft 10 in (300 cm) extended, 1 ft 4.5 in (42 cm) packed Backslide auto-lock, trigger pull handle and non-slip top shaft section makes for a quick assembly, even with gloves 1 cm markings for snow depth, or recording snow pit data Each segment has a tapered cone. This feature not only makes for faster assembly, but reduces the possibility of tube fracture
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