Earning your turns comes at a hefty cost when your life is on the line especially after a heavy storm when snowpack stability is touchy to say the least. Even if you pick conservative terrain analyze stability and practice rescue techniques on a regular basis you're still hedging your bets that the proverbial house of cards won't come tumbling down. The Mammut Barryvox Package gives you the means to rescue fellow skiers and riders as well as help others locate you underneath an avalanche debris field should things go horribly wrong on a backcountry tour. The Barryvox Package includes a Barryvox Beacon Alugator Ride Shovel and Probe 240 making it a complete package intended for locating buried victims emitting a life-saving signal if you're buried and digging snow pits to assess stability. The Alugator Ride Shovel easily collapses and maximizes digging strength with its hardened aluminum blade. Furthermore the Probe 240 extends to 7. 9 feet for locating victims under the snow and collapses down to only 1. 5 feet in your pack. The Barryvox Beacon is one of the most popular on the market and for good reason thanks to its digital 3-antenna design with a 70-meter search strip for quickly locating buried victims. It's intuitive to use with an easy-to-read display that shows distance direction and victim number. The ergonomic design of the beacon features large buttons that work with gloves on. Multiple burial processing comes in handy for situations where there's numerous skiers and riders underneath the avalanche debris field with a large flagging button for marking each victim's location. Another useful feature is the automatic switching between search to send after four minutes of inactivity as it assumes a secondary avalanche has buried you.