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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.

  • Rick Johnson

    White Pass, Central Cascades, WA – February 2009

    The snow slide totally took us by surprise. We had skied this line hundreds of times before, but learned that’s no guarantee that it won’t slide. Our buddy WD got buried two or three feet deep under the avalanche debris.

    We had him pinpointed with out Tracker avalanche transceivers in a minute or two and had his airway exposed in about ten minutes. This incident totally reinforced all the practice we had done.

    I never panicked; I went through the beacon search like a robot. That’s what you want at a time like this.

    See the full report here.

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