Two-Way Radios

  • Freeskier Review: Backcountry Access BC Link Radio, Camo Style

    On a recent overnight trip in Colorado’s Holy Cross Wilderness—Donny O’Neill and crew found their BC Link Radios to be particularly useful. A spring storm was hovering and visibility was low. But their team of four was able to communicate back and forth, relaying to each other information about whether certain routes into the East Cross Creek drainage were safe and skiable.

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  • #unepicadventures: Radio Communications Alert Group of Avalanche

    Three backcountry skiers effectively used their two-way radios last month to instantly communicate the moment an avalanche triggered and began to slide. It’s a good example of the isolated danger of triggering Persistent Slab avalanches. And a great example of safe backcountry travel protocols.

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  • How I Use My BCA MtnPro Gear Year-Round

    If it were my choice, I would be using my BCA MtnPro gear year round after a two-week summer break. I would be off to the southern hemisphere to enjoy winter sledding in the Andes. In reality, that’s not quite happening yet. I do use the following BCA gear in the summer and fall: BC Link radios, Stash packs, MtnPro protective vest and MtnPro shin guards. Here’s where I use them.

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  • Avalanche Rescue: Airbag deployed as skier radios for help on Berthoud Pass

    On Sunday January 29, 2017, Dustin Opheim was caught in an avalanche near Berthoud Pass on the southeast aspect of Russell. The incident was reported to CAIC. Dustin recounts his avalanche rescue experience in which he deployed BCA Float avalanche airbag and communicated to his group via his BC Link radios.

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  • BCA’s Most Viral Backcountry Ski & Sled Posts of 2016

    The Backcountry Access community shared reactions and comments in record numbers in 2016. Here is a review of the top organic viral Backcountry Access Facebook posts for 2016 – from serious to lighthearted.

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  • Wildsnow Gear Review: Tools For Ski Touring Communication – BC Link Radios

    WildSnow is a strong advocate of using 2-way radios to enhance safety while backcountry skiing. BC Link radios are tried and true, and as the winter season approaches, Jonathan Cooper likes to remind himself – and us – of how important communication is in the backcountry.

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  • #unepicadventures: Hell No! Sidehilling on our Snow Bikes in McCall, ID

    After being involved in two avalanches 10 years ago, Brandy Floyd started adjusting her need for a certain level of adrenaline with her and her friends’ need to stay alive. In this #unepicadventures story, Brandy recounts riding her new Timbersled Mountainhorse and why she deviated from some sketchy side hill terrain.

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  • ISSW2016: Radios, Rescue Protocols & Freeride Leadership in High-Use Avalanche Terrain

    Winter backcountry travel is increasingly more popular, especially adjacent to ski areas and common-use trailheads. Thought out an clear communication, advanced avalanche rescue and patient-care education and leveraging freeride athletes leadership can aid in avalanche prevention, rescue response and safety. Read three new white papers published for the 2016 International Snow Science Workshop.

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  • #unepicadventures: BC Link Radios on Mt. Logan: A report from Canada’s highest summit

    Beast. There is no other word for this mountain. At 5959m, Mt. Logan is Canada’s highest mountain, second only to Denali in North America. It’s hard to describe how one feels standing at the top of this mountain, other than short on oxygen. Then, something incredible happened…. the crackle of a voice on my BC Link radio.

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