New Avalanche Prevention App "WHITE RISK" Debuts in Switzerland

New Avalanche Prevention App "WHITE RISK" Debuts in Switzerland

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New Avalanche Prevention App "WHITE RISK" Debuts in Switzerland

***Unofficial does not endorse this technology as a replacement for certified avalanche safety training***

Would love to get some avalanche professionals feedback on this app/web portal designed to prevent avalanche incidents in Switzerland. White Risk Pro goes for aprox $58 per year so its not crazy expensive but is it worth it? Obviously nothing beats years of training in the field but should but read the info and watch the video before you jump to conclusions:

“White Risk is the app for all those who engage in winter activities in the mountains outside marked and open pistes. By way of the avalanche bulletin and snow and weather data, it gives users up-to-date information about the snow and avalanche situation in Switzerland. The app also provides useful background knowledge to assist in assessing the avalanche danger. Various tools, such as the Analyser, help the user to evaluate the avalanche situation in the field.A key element of the app is its TOUR function, which allows tours to be planned or edited and enables users to synchronize the data belonging to planned tours with the web platform http://www.whiterisk.ch. A personal library of tours can thus be compiled and subsequently updated both with the app and on the platform. Purchasers of a standard license can use premium topographical maps of Switzerland, France and Austria with various layers, including one for slope angles, for planning purposes. Maps of any area freely defined by the user can be downloaded for use offline.The smartphone’s GPS function shows the user’s current location on the tour plan. The app gives free access to the snow and temperature data collected by the automated measuring stations operated by the cantons and the SLF. These additional data are also useful for tour planning purposes.”

FIND COMPLETE INFO ON WHITE RISK HERE

images from whiterisk.ch/en

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