Just launched is an exciting new piece of technology that can save your life for less than £20 has to be the perfect stocking filler!
The Slope Angel helps protect you against the risk of avalanche. It’s easy to use and quick to get to work and saves faffing about when measuring slope angles and air temperature.
The angle of the slope (steepness of area of the hill/mountain you are on) is the most critical factor to consider when crossing snow covered slopes, because 76% of all avalanches occur on slopes when the slope angle is 34°-45°
Plus, if air temperatures rapidly rises, more than 8°C in 12 hours, the risk of avalanche rises substantially, and this is most critical when temperatures are more than 2°C.
Slope Angel easily and quickly measures both slope angle and temperature accurately
- At the start of your journey note the air temperature and then check it again during your trip for any changes.
- To measure the slope angle, simply place it on an ice axe, walking/ski pole or a ski that is laid facing down the slope and the slope angle is clearly displayed.
Scott and I always carried our winter Holy Trinity = transceiver (with fresh batteries), snow shovel and search probe, we’ve now added the Slope Angle and can’t think of a name for the four! And when on the hill always remember that over 90% percent of avalanches occur during or within 24 hours of heavy rain or snowfall.