The 2018/2019 Scarpa F1 is the first Alpine touring boot to feature Recco technology

The Scarpa F1 is the first-ever alpine touring boot with Recco rescue reflectors and is designed to provide an additional level of safety for ski mountaineers.

With the Recco network expanding every year, the rescue time for avalanche victims can be minimized with the “always on” Recco technology. When going into the backcountry it is advised to carry all mandatory equipment such as transceiver, shovel and probe. Recco reflectors are a compliment to these tools and provides an additional backup. Recco is currently expanding its system from avalanche rescue only to year-round search and rescue by introducing the Recco SAR Helicopter Detector. This provides a new tool for rescuers to look for missing people from a helicopter.

Fredrik Steinwall, CEO at Recco, said: “We are proud to announce a growing partnership with industry leader Scarpa for the upcoming season. Scarpa is now presenting three touring boots with integrated Recco reflectors, showing their extended commitment to safety. The ski touring and off piste part of the industry will continue to grow, and therefore it is our most important commission to follow this development in the market together with our partners.”

This collaborative project between Recco and Scarpa, first announced at ISPO in January 2018, further demonstrates the two outdoor brands’ ongoing commitment to advancing safety technology in the outdoors.

Marco Campagna, Scarpa marketing manager, added: “The new version of the F1 will be the first boot designed for ski mountaineering to hit the market and to have an in-built Recco tracking system.
“We are extremely pleased to have finally gotten started on this collaboration with this prestigious Swedish company: for Scarpa, safety is crucial. From here on, we can offer our loyal customers technology that reduces search and rescue times for missing persons and avalanche victims to a minimum.”

By increasing the number of means with which rescuers can locate victims, Recco technology also helps locate skiers should they become lost or disoriented in the mountains.

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