Whether you practice ski touring or off-piste skiing, it is necessary to equip yourself with basic safety equipment as soon as you leave the unmarked routes, the DVA pack includes 3 essential elements: the shovel, the probe and the dva (Avalanche Victim Detector) formerly called ARVA (Avalanche Victim Search Device). Orthovox DVA packs offer a complete kit for off-trail safety.
To complete your level of protection, you can add an airbag, which during an avalanche allows the bag to inflate like an airbag to avoid being buried under the snow.
The DVA is an electronic box that you carry with you. In transmit mode, it emits sound signals (frequency 457mhz). In receive mode it receives these signals. As you progress on skis, your DVA is set to transmit mode. If you are buried under an avalanche, people in the area will put their AED in receive mode to pick up the beeps and locate you. All DVA models available on the market transmit and receive at the same frequency and are therefore compatible with each other.
Find a wide choice of digital DVAs according to different criteria: ease of use, range, number of antennas and options. Discover a selection of products from the manufacturers Ortovox, Mammut, Black Diamond, Pieps or obviously the DVA pioneer: Arva.
The list of our DVAs . will give you more tips on this electronic device.
The second element that is part of the safety equipment is the probe. It allows you to find the exact location and depth of burial of the victim in order to save precious minutes to act as quickly as possible.
Discover a multitude of snow probes according to the materials, rigidity, tension system and desired length. It is essential to know how to use this product before you go into the mountains, for this reason we recommend training courses such as the Orthovox Safety Academy.
The third and final product in a DVA pack is the shovel. An avalanche shovel quality product saves you time to save a person's life in the event of an avalanche. Important criteria for a robust product on the following parts: the handle, the grip and the bucket.
Discover our selection of DVA packs on the Alpinstore website.