Updated for the 2019/20 season! Learn the basics of avalanche beacon searching in our updated video with the team from Backcountry Access. BCA’s Andy Wenberg introduces the four phases of the transceiver search: the signal search, coarse search, fine search, and pinpointing (probing). While Andy uses the Tracker3 in this video, the techniques apply to all avalanche beacons.
Having an avalanche transceiver is only valuable if you know how to use one. Backcountry Access has all the resources you need to learn how to perform avalanche search and rescue with an avalanche beacon.
- Watch our BCA companion rescue videos.
- Download Beacon Searching 101 handout.
- Advance your knowledge with our Avalanche Research papers about beacons and transceivers.
Enter your location here to find a Beacon Training Park, and get out and practice.