Learn Avalanche Safety

Backcountry Access (BCA) is North America’s leading manufacturer of snow safety equipment, including Tracker transceivers, Float airbags, shovels, probes, and BC Link radios. BCA’s mission is to save lives, not just sell products. BCA has always considered education to be just as important as the gear it makes. That’s why BCA supports avalanche education programs and forecast centers--and why the company backs up all its products with consumer education and knowledgeable customer service.

  • Backcountry Evacuation (Video)

    In the final episode of the BCA Companion Rescue video series, BCA ambassador and American Avalanche Institute (AAI) co-owner Sarah Carpenter highlights how to evacuate an injured avalanche victim from the backcountry. Determine if the injury is ‘useable’. (A ‘useable’ injury means whether you can put weight on it and get out of the backcountry under your own power – for example, is the joint useable or not?) If not, be prepared to build a rescue sled and perhaps an emergency snow shelter.

    This is not a substitute for an avalanche class. Get educated before heading into the winter backcountry.

    Find a list of avalanche courses here.


    DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS: For FREE download, follow these instructions.

    • Step 1: Click the ‘download video in browser’ link. (DO NOT click the green ‘Download the app’ button on the landing pages.)
    • Step 2: Wait…. then click the new GREEN download button in the smaller screen that pops up below.

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