Sunday, May 1, 2016

EpicTV: Backcountry Access - Backcountry Basics Step 1: Get the Gear

Get the goods without getting buried! BCA guide ambassador Lel Tone and BCA/TGR athlete Colter Hinchliffe talk about the essential avalanche safety and backcountry equipment every skier, snowboarder and snowmobiler should bring into the backcountry. Essential: avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, avalanche airbag, and knowledgeable partner! Also important: two way radios, navigation kit, terrain photos, map and/or gps, smartphone, first aid, portable shelter and evac gear. Filmed with support from AIARE and The Avalanche Project.

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.

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