Distress Strobe

Distress Strobe


Distress strobe lights are of limited use for the average hill walker


Distress Strobe 

Distress Strobe Light

 
This bit of kit is more use in the dark than day, and can be seen from several miles away. Batteries last for many hours.  Mountain rescue teams use them, but would suggest that the weight of a strobe could be exchanged for more useful emergency kit.


Helicopters

At night, military Search & Rescue helicopter pilots hate strobe lights and flares at short range and would rather home in, after long range identification has been established, to a torch beam pointed and flashed at the ground.