Updated for the 2019/20 season! Our Avalanche Probing 101 video takes you through the pinpointing –or probing– stage of an avalanche rescue. BCA’s Andy Wenberg illustrates the probing techniques used for companion rescue (when avalanche transceivers are used), spot probing (when no transceivers are used), and probe lines, usually performed by an organized rescue team.
This is not a substitute for an avalanche class. Get educated before heading into the winter backcountry. Watch BCA’s Avalanche Probing 101 video and find an avalanche course near you.