November 14, 2018
If zero-visibility conditions continue, there are some crucial decisions to be made. Here is a rundown of some skills and tools sledders can use for navigating a whiteout. BCA sled ambassador Mike Duffy reports.
Unlike other freeride films, BCA’s new series shows the necessary avalanche safety and decision-making processes behind the making of big mountain movies.
Earlier this season a skier on the Bugaboos to Roger Pass traverse took a ride in an avalanche. He pulled his airbag and was fortunately not buried. Early the next morning, he realized that his transceiver was missing. He had been carrying it in the side pocket of his ski pants–and the avalanche had ripped the pocket and the transceiver was never located.
Three new papers: ‘Peer Ambassadors at Work: Modeling Good Decision-Making in “Aggro” Freeride Films’, ‘Simplifying the Signal Search: Why You Don’t Need to Rotate Your Tranceiver Vertically’, and ‘Let’s Break Tradition and Save More Lives. Using Snowmobiles for Avalanche Rescue’ presented here.
Backcountry Access recommends that everyone take a class from the 2018-19 AIARE Avalanche Course schedule. Get educated – find a course here.
BCA Ambassadors Mike Duffy (US) and Marshall Dempster (Canada) will be leading free snowmobile safety and skills classes at sled dealerships across United States and Canada this fall to expand avalanche awareness, preparedness and survival skills.
When people think of classic skiing destinations with huge tradition, what’s the first country that comes to mind: Switzerland? Austria? I say “baaaah, humbug,” New Zealand is where it’s at.
THE BCA HAY DAYS GIVEAWAY IS BACK! Stop by our tent at Hays Days Sept 8-9, 2018 for free cylinder refills and to check out our entire MtnPro Collection of snowmobile gear. Enter for a chance to win a pair of BC Link Camo Radios, MSRP $299.90. CONTEST RULES – 2018 BCA HAY DAYS GIVEAWAY […]