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.

  • Avalanche Probing 101 (Video)

    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.

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