Ski Patrollers: Become a cliff rescue expert.

As a rescuer, I've responded to avalanches that involved almost a dozen fatalities. (now in its 12th year) was created to share what I've learned about avalanche transceivers and avalanche rescue. My goal is to provide current, independent, and scientifically objective information.

You can jump to the transceiver summary if you're in a hurry, but don't forget to review the avalanche rescue information and to practice frequently.

Stay Safe,

Steve Achelis
PS: Learn more about and its authors.

News and Rumors

  • Pieps released information about the Pieps Micro—a revolutionary avalanche transceiver. Read the details.
  • ARVA released a teaser video that shows the AXIO transceiver. Read the details.
  • BCA released the T3 Utility Software which allows users to update their transceivers. The latest update replaces the T3's Super Mario sounds with more traditional tones. Read the details.
  • Black Diamond recalled the Pieps JetForce airbag. Read the details.
  • The Ortovox S1+ was recalled. Read the details.