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.

  • W.D. Frank

    White Pass, Central Cascades, WA – February 2009

    February 25 marked the anniversary of my near-death burial in an avalanche at White Pass, WA, when my ski partner, Rick Johnson, used his BCA Tracker avalanche transceiver to find my BCA Tracker as I lay face down and unconscious under three and a half feet of snow.

    His cool nerves combined with our twenty years’ worth of practice saved my life — and I am convinced that the efficiency of the Trackers played a critical role as well. Rick had no need to sort through gee-gaws, gimcracks, bells and whistles to get the job done: and it is my belief that the simplicity of the Tracker is one of the over-looked yet most important features of your product.  I owe my life to the Tracker and I am very grateful indeed.

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