Tuesday, April 26, 2016

EpicTV: RECCO - Be prepared - Be smart - Be searchable

Be searchable! That was the message to all visitors at the French film festival High Five, 2-4 October in Annecy. Each screening began with this short film from RECCO where the French snowboard legend Xavier De Le Rue and Austrian freeskier and film producer Sandra Lahnsteiner show what they bring to be searchable in case of an avalanche.

Developed for avalanche rescue, the two-part system consists of a RECCO detector used by organized rescue groups and RECCO reflectors that are integrated into outerwear, helmets, protection gear and boots from hundreds of top outdoor brands. The reflector is permanently attached, requires no training and no batteries to function. It is always "on" and ready.
RECCO reflectors do not prevent avalanches nor do they guarantee location or survival in the event of a burial, but they enable organized rescue teams to pinpoint the person’s precise location.

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