If the position of a buried subject is determined by the avalanche transceiver, the probe is used. With its help, it is possible to determine the depth at which the person is buried and to clearly mark the location for digging.
Probes usually consist of several elements that can be quickly joined together by a pulling system. They are about 2.40 m long and have a printed guidance system to read the depth at which the buried subject is located.
A probe is also helpful in other areas, by the way. For example, you can use it to check risky slope areas for snowy obstacles during freeriding (e.g. in the landing zone after kickers).