In a join effort to enhance safety in the mountains RECCO Advanced Rescue Technology have entered a partnership with La Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix and societe des Guides Alpins de Courmayeur. The goal is to spread knowledge about snow safety and make more people searchable with RECCO relflectors and transceivers in case of avalanche accidents.
Stockholm, Sweden – April 02, 2016 – The RECCO system has been a part of the organized avalanche rescue in Courmayeur and Chamonix for more than 20- 25 years. With the partnerships both rescue organizations, together with RECCO Advanced Rescue Technology, will promote the importance of being equipped with a transceiver and RECCO reflector. The two organizations will also make an official recommendation to all their customers and other mountain guides to be equipped and searchable with RECCO reflectors.
As part of the agreement all mountain guides in Chamonix and Courmayeur will be equipped with RECCO reflectors. La Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix, with 250guides, through their Millet equipment FW 17/18 and Societe des Guides Alpins de Courmayeur, with 60 guides, through their Patagonia equipment.
"The partnership with with La Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix and la Societe des Guides Alpins de Courmayeur is a part of our efforts to spread knowledge about avalanche safety and the benefits of being searchable if buried in an avalanche. These professional guides are important role models and their advice carries weight for anyone enjoying the mountains," says Johan Sauer, VP RECCO AB.
"Being searchable and found fast in case of emergency is important in the mountains. The Compagnie des guides de Chamonix uses the best available technologies and therefore recommend RECCO reflectors and transceivers as avalanche rescue equipment," says Yann Delevaux, Director of La Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix.
RECCO Advanced Rescue Technology has since several years a similar and successful cooperation with Les Guides de Verbier.es.
RECCO® advanced rescue technology makes outdoor enthusiasts searchable to rescuers in case of an avalanche accident or when lost in the outdoors. The technology builds on a two-part radar system. Rescuers carry RECCO® detectors that send out search signals which are echoed by RECCO® reflectors, carried by the user. RECCO® detectors are used worldwide at more than 900 ski resorts and mountain rescue organizations in 28 countries. RECCO® reflectors are integrated into select apparel, helmets, protection gear and boots manufactured by more than 150 leading outdoor brands. RECCO AB was founded in 1983 in Sweden and is owned by its founder Magnus Granhed and the publicly traded investment company Traction AB (listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm). More info at recco.com