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08-22-2014 06:50 PM
Argo Even nenis German seems to have a French mix or something..... I would not be happy if a supposed English speaking guide could not comprehend but I also would not expect it given what country your in... When traveling, I take what I can get as far as language is concerned.
08-22-2014 04:46 PM
Noreaster An old SAR team contact recommended S1 or Element.
08-22-2014 03:15 PM
Tatanka Head
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There are fife mistakes in that one sentence, but you'll be fine LOL (I'm glad nobody here mocks about my mistakes so please don't hang me... couldn't resist; apologies )
hahaha well, Frau Lehrerin, thank you! Good thing I'm not the one instructing in German I've only been called out on my German one other time; once I referred to an old lady as "du" und not "Sie".

I won't speak German for a month now, just because of you. My local bakery will certainly suffer from this.


Back on topic:

I'm glad to hear the feedback on these units. BSA isn't really an option out here, at least not from what I've seen when looking.
08-22-2014 02:28 PM
neni
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Ja, klar! Hoch deutsch geht, aber schweitzer deutsch ist ein andere thema.

I will give my friend the heads up on that. Thanks for the heads up.
There are only fife mistakes in that one sentence, you'll be fine (I'm glad nobody here mocks about my mistakes so please don't hang me... couldn't resist; apologies ).

Yea, really do that. Guides are a special tribe, rather down to earth guys. If you think, dialects in Zurich are already hard to understand... well, it gets worse the deeper you move into the valleys . Met guides from Wallis which I had no chance to understand - seriously, and I'm born n raised Swiss, Engelberg area - cos their dialect was so strong. So we switched to German and even then it was hard... but there are also native English speaking ones. Good luck and have fun!
08-22-2014 01:57 PM
Tatanka Head
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Do you understand German?
Ja, klar! Hoch deutsch geht, aber schweitzer deutsch ist ein andere thema.

I will give my friend the heads up on that. Thanks for the heads up.
08-22-2014 01:44 PM
neni
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It's funny you mention it, I was actually just checking out this site before I made this thread. I'm pretty sure the course we're taking is through Engelberg Mountain Guides, but I could be mistaken. The Mammut AlpineCenter courses look great, and the prices are fair (even better if you get a bit of a discount on top of it).
I don’t remember exactly how much but it was a decent discount, not just a bit (20 or 30%)

Do you understand German? If not, double check that the guide speaks proper English! Seriously. I've done a course where two Aussies were in the group. The course was sold to them being in English. Uhum... Well... it ended that we had to translate cos the guide only spoke very basic English, babbled inapprehensible constructs of mixed up words so it wasn’t instructive for us nor for the Aussies. As soon as he swapped to German, the info was good but then the Aussies complained cos they feared that info will be lost by the translation. Urgh.
08-22-2014 01:30 PM
linvillegorge
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Any regrets? Any issues with it? What made you chose this one?
Nope, no regrets but then again I've only put in about 3 days with it. Rode almost no BC last season.

Went with it because it was one I'd been considering and REI let me swap the BCA for it.
08-22-2014 01:26 PM
Tatanka Head
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Ditched it and got an Ortovox 3+.
Any regrets? Any issues with it? What made you chose this one?
08-22-2014 01:22 PM
Tatanka Head
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BTW: check these LVS training centers - Mammut sep up in many Swiss resorts. You can exercise to search for multiple buried ppl there. Good thing! It can be confusing first if you get overlapping signals.
It's funny you mention it, I was actually just checking out this site before I made this thread. I'm pretty sure the course we're taking is through Engelberg Mountain Guides, but I could be mistaken. The Mammut AlpineCenter courses look great, and the prices are fair (even better if you get a bit of a discount on top of it).
08-22-2014 01:13 PM
francium
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So you can't update from home? Not that going to a shop would be an issue. Just hope i don't have to buy it from the same shop.
nah you just take it to any ortovox authorised dealer
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