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.
In this video, we review the avalanche transceiver techniques and BCA Tracker modes that can be used to solve multiple burials in avalanche terrain. While multiple burials are rare in recreational settings, they can become truly complex in cases when: a) it’s not possible to turn off the first victim’s transceiver, b) when the victims are in close proximity (≤10 m) to each other, or c) when there are three or more victims. In these cases, advanced modes can help you ignore one signal so you can move on to the next one while other rescuers are shoveling.
To learn more about how to operate an avalanche transceiver advanced modes, see:
ADVANCED MULTIPLE BURIAL MODES: HOW TO USE SIGNAL SUPPRESSION (SS) AND BIG PICTURE (BP) MODES
And visit our Tracker Resources page for manuals and FAQs and our Tracker product pages.
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