CAC warning about smartphone Apps

The Canadian Avalanche Center warns backcountry users about new smartphone Apps.

Oct 24 , 2013, Revelstoke, BC:

Smartphone avalanche search applications that are marketed as avalanche rescue systems are not recommended , says the Canadian Avalanche Centre ( CAC ) . Three European – made apps are presenting themselves as economical alternatives to avalanche transceivers, the electronic device used by backcountry users to find buried companions in case of an avalanche.