RECCO® EXPANDS ITS REACH BY EQUIPPING NEW SUMMER PRODUCTS WITH RECCO® TECHNOLOGY
The global RECCO® network is growing as top outdoor brands unveil new summer products featuring RECCO® technology at the OutDoor Show in Friedrichshafen on June 17-20.
Stockholm, Sweden–June 16, 2018–The worldwide RECCO® network is expanding as more and more brands announce new products for summer 2019 that adopt RECCO® rescue technology. Leading outdoor brands will be unveiling their latest outdoor equipment featuring RECCO® reflectors at the midsummer OutDoor Show in Friedrichshafen, Germany on June 17-20.
Based on technology to aid in avalanche rescue efforts, RECCO® is actively expanding its offering to summer-oriented activities such as mountain biking, hiking, trail running, paragliding, and alpinism.
The RECCO® Helicopter Detector enables rescuers to search and scan large areas from the air to locate missing persons equipped with RECCO® reflectors. The RECCO® Helicopter Detector was announced in 2015 and has been undergoing extensive development and implementation at heli bases in Switzerland, Italy, Sweden, and Norway. The technology is now in active service in Zermatt and the Valais region in Switzerland–as well as in the Dolomites and the Aosta Valley regions in Italy–with plans to expand to new regions.
“Each year we spend considerable resources on rescue missions looking for missing people. The RECCO® Helicopter Detector will be useful for those missions. For us, lost hikers, mushroom pickers, etcetera, in lower forest areas are a frequent problem,” -Adriano Favre, President of the rescue organization Soccorso Alpino Valdostano in Aosta Valley
Product highlights to be unveiled featuring RECCO® reflectors include the Haglöfs Grym Evo Jacket, a tough, technical, and environmentally friendly three-layer shell jacket. Mountain bikers will look forward to the POC TECTAL RACE SPIN, a helmet for enduro racing featuring a lightweight design. The Tatonka Kings Peak RECCO is a lightweight touring rucksack designed for backpacking and hiking. Paragliders will rejoice over the Skywalk CULT4 and RANGE X-ALPS2 harnesses, designed for performance and comfort in the air.
“At Haglöfs, we integrate RECCO® reflectors into our finest products that are designed for people who walk longer and climb higher because being exhausted can challenge our focus and increase the risk of being exposed to danger. RECCO® technology simplifies the work for the rescuers in the case of an accident, and at Haglöfs we care about the safety of our customers. When we find a technology that really works, the choice is easy.” -Robert Olsson, Senior Designer at Haglöfs.
In addition to this wide range of upcoming outdoor products, leading brands such as Ortovox, Grivel, Ferrino, Montura, Bergans, Beal, Boeri, Frauenschuh are also integrating RECCO® technology into their upcoming product lines.
The Grand Rescue (A movie night!) Oct. 23
The Alpine Rescue Team will be hosting the screening of the documentary movie, THE GRAND RESCUE on October 23, 2015 at 6:30 pm at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, CO. Proceeds from this event will go towards the “Colorado Mountain Rescue History Center” project. Get your tickets before they run out here.
In 2011, members of the Alpine Rescue Team and the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group traveled to Jackson, Wyoming to assist Swirl Productions in the filming of the documentary about the 1967 rescue on the Grand Teton. Both Alpine Rescue Team and Rocky Mountain Rescue Group supplied 1960’s vintage equipment and assisted as technical advisers in the rigging and use of the historic rescue gear.
Colorado Mountain Rescue History Center
To learn more about the COLORADO MOUNTAIN RESCUE HISTORY CENTER we ask that you visit our website. As of today, 80% of the funding has been committed and pledged by the Alpine Rescue Team, foundations such as the Gates Family Foundation, the Boettcher Foundation, the Colorado Trust, the El Pomar Foundation, numerous Colorado SAR Teams and from private Individuals.
The CMRHC will be home to the history of Mountain Rescue in the State of Colorado. It will house and protect the documents and artifacts collected from around the state from the Mountain Rescue Teams that have provided mountain search and rescue services over the past 60 years. It will also serve as the instrument in which mountain safety education programs will be available to the public.