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.

  • Organizing a Backcountry Rescue (Video)

    In this video, BCA ambassador and American Avalanche Institute (AAI) co-owner Sarah Carpenter goes the through the typical steps you’ll need to perform if your companion gets buried in an avalanche. Make sure the avalanche scene is safe, appoint a rescue leader, delegate tasks, and search for the avalanche victim. Be prepared to provide first aid and evacuation.

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

    Find a list of avalanche courses here.


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    • 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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