Hi guys, I'm just after a bit of advice. I´m going to have a few more people on the hill this year and some days will be running two guides and drivers. I´m looking for a good way to keep in contact, especially for emergencies. Phones have worked well so far but I´d like to start using the phones for back up only and have a set of walkie talkies for the first option of communication. I´ve seen a few, both at other guide companies and during skiing, and they seem to be pretty much useless. I got some recommendations last year but that model has been discontinued. What I´m looking for is:
1. Good range.
2. Easy to use.
3. Easy to clip to belt or a size where it can be kept in a pocket.
4. Easy to recharge and a battery to last for a couple of days.
5. No license needed to use.
6. Able to cope with being thrown in a backpack and getting a bit damp every now and then.
I don´t have a budget. I´ll spend what´s needed to get the right thing. We´re based in Spain and sometimes ride into France if that makes any difference.
Looking at these two currently...
Any help would be very much appreciated.