June 17, 2018
Who would have ever thought that, in the era of smartphones, two-way radios would make a comeback? Learn what’s changing from BCA Electronics Category Director Toni Leskela.
At BCA, we feel that there is no better way to spend these long summer months than brushing up on your snow and avalanche safety skills. That is why we have created the BCA ‘Backcountry Safety Summer School’, a course with three sets of quizzes each designed to help you brush up on your backcountry safety and avalanche rescue knowledge.
While these springtime avalanche tips cover Alaska, they are relevant and can be applied to any backcountry mountain region in the world, whether in the Cascades, Sierras, Rocky Mountains or the Alps.
Auto-revert mode on your avalanche tranceiver is important for rescuers in areas where there is danger of secondary avalanches from “hangfire” and cornices above debris.
Backcountry Access (BCA) is hosting a day of Operational Avalanche Search and Rescue (AvSAR) training with the support of Fortress Mountain / KPOW Cat Skiing in the Kananaskis, Alberta on Tuesday March 27, 2018. Contact Jordy Shepard to enroll and confirm attendance.
The BACKCOUNTRY BBQ encourages and awards safe protocol in avalanche terrain by combining a beacon search competition with a big mountain, rider-judged snowboarding competition. The winter 2018 event was located on the Kitchen Wall at Loveland Pass, CO.
Camber Outdoors is committed to the vision of Everyone’s Outdoors, accelerating and elevating women’s leadership and participation in the outdoors, from the backcountry to the boardroom, a mission that BCA supports.
The Risk Maturity Course at Baldface Lodge is an backcountry safety course designed with all the basics and the more advanced issues on how we can mitigate risk in the backcountry as riders, photographers, and filmers, and team managers.