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SPIDER® Avalanche: Flexible avalanche prevention made from high-tensile spiral rope nets

The flexible avalanche prevention structure made from high-tensile spiral rope nets (SPIDER® Avalanche) is based on the globally recognized guidelines for defense structures in avalanche starting zones, issued by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (BAFU) and the Swiss Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF).

Suitable for rockfall protection

SPIDER® Avalanche safeguards against multiple hazards: Tests have proven that during snow-free periods, our avalanche prevention structures also offer protection against rockfall with energies up to 500 kJ.

Light and easy to install

The low weight is extremely advantageous for installing avalanche protection systems and makes cost-effective logistics operations possible. If being installed by helicopter, up to three posts and three main nets can be transported in each rotation.

Gap-free structure

Uncompromising safety: SPIDER® Avalanche forms a uniform protective surface without gaps or openings which reaches to the ground and retains both, rockfalls and large quantities of snow.

Pressure plates without anchoring

Ultra simple installation and low anchoring costs are what makes SPIDER® Avalanche so unique. The pressure plates approved in accordance with the SLF (Swiss Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research) are suitable particulary for soft soil and creeping slopes.

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Avalanche protection by Geobrugg
Protection systems for rockfall, debris flow, slope instability, mining, avalanche
An alternative explanation of what we are doing

References

To the project
La Plagne

La Plagne Tarentaise, France

 

Systems

SPIDER® Avalanche
Geobrugg GUARD

 

Year of installation

2023

To the project
Cougar Corner

Rogers Pass Area, Canada

 

Systems

SPIDER® Avalanche

 

System length

91 m

 

Year of installation

2016

To the project
Geisshorn-Arensa snow nets

Saas, Switzerland

 

Systems

Diagonal wire rope nets

 

System length

1890 m

 

Year of installation

2012

To the project
Weißsee Gletscherbahnen, Stubach bei Uttendorf (Salzburg)

Uttendorf, Austria

 

Systems

SPIDER® Avalanche

 

System length

28 m

 

Year of installation

2016

To the project
Los Bronces (2)

Los Bronces Mine, Santiago de Chile, Chile

 

Systems

SPIDER® Avalanche

 

System length

300 m

 

Year of installation

2014

Contacts

Head office and production
   

Head office and production

 

Natural Hazards
Kevin H. Coyle
   

Kevin H. Coyle

Regional Manager Northeast

Natural Hazards
Hydraulic Engineering
Saleh Feidi
   

Saleh Feidi

Regional Manager California

Natural Hazards
Hydraulic Engineering
John Kalejta
   

John Kalejta

Regional Manager Central US

Natural Hazards
Hydraulic Engineering
Bob Lyne
   

Bob Lyne

Regional Manager Southeast

Natural Hazards
Hydraulic Engineering
Pierce Runnels, Civil Engineer
     

Pierce Runnels, Civil Engineer

General Manager Geobrugg North America

Natural Hazards
Tim Shevlin
   

Tim Shevlin

Sales Director

Natural Hazards