The 2018/2019 SCARPA® F1 is now available: The first alpine touring boot to feature RECCO technology
Currently making its way to stores for the 2018/2019 winter season, the SCARPA® F1 ski touring boot allows skiers to always be searchable by professional rescue teams equipped with RECCO detectors in outdoor environments.
Currently making its way to stores for the 2018/2019 winter season, the SCARPA® F1 ski touring boot allows skiers to always be searchable by professional rescue teams equipped with RECCO detectors in outdoor environments. The SCARPA® F1 is the first-ever alpine touring boot with RECCO rescue reflectors and is designed to provide an additional level of safety for ski mountaineers. With the RECCO network expanding every year, the rescue time for avalanche victims can be minimized with the “always on” RECCO technology. When going into the backcountry it is advised to carry all mandatory equipment such as transceiver, shovel and probe. RECCO reflectors are a complement to these tools and provides an additional backup. RECCO is currently expanding its system from avalanche rescue only to year-round search and rescue by introducing the RECCO SAR Helicopter Detector. This provides a new tool for rescuers to look for missing people from a helicopter.
“We are proud to announce a growing partnership with industry leader SCARPA for the upcoming season. SCARPA is now presenting three touring boots with integrated RECCO reflectors, showing their extended commitment to safety. The ski touring and off piste part of the industry will continue to grow, and therefore it is our most important commission to follow this development in the market together with our partners.” – Fredrik Steinwall, CEO at RECCO.
This collaborative project between RECCO and SCARPA®, first announced at ISPO in January 2018, further demonstrates the two outdoor brands’ ongoing commitment to advancing safety technology in the outdoors.
“The new version of the F1 will be the first boot designed for ski mountaineering to hit the market and to have an in-built Recco tracking system”, says Marco Campagna, SCARPA® Marketing Manager, who adds, “we are extremely pleased to have finally gotten started on this collaboration with this prestigious Swedish company: for SCARPA, safety is crucial. From here on, we can offer our loyal customers technology that reduces search and rescue times for missing persons and avalanche victims to a minimum”.
By increasing the number of means with which rescuers can locate victims, RECCO technology also helps locate skiers should they become lost or disoriented in the mountains.
RECCO and SCARPA® are proud of their joint efforts to pioneer safety technology together and look forward to future collaborations to develop innovative outdoor equipment.
Julia Granhed, Assistant Marketing Manager
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 32 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