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.

  • Avalanche Rescue – Post Avalanche Patient Care (Video)

    In this video, BCA ambassador and American Avalanche Institute (AAI) co-owner Sarah Carpenter shows how to administer first aid to an avalanche victim. Check the patient’s airway, breathing, and circulation; stabilize the spine, if necessary; decide if you need to evacuate the avalanche victim, and protect them from exposure. Be prepared to treat the most common injuries that occur when someone gets buried in an avalanche.

    This is not a substitute for an avalanche class. Get educated before heading into the winter backcountry.

    Find a list of avalanche courses here.

    DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS: For FREE download, follow these instructions.

    • Step 1: Click the ‘download video in browser’ link. (DO NOT click the green ‘Download the app’ button on the landing pages.)
    • Step 2: Wait…. then click the new GREEN download button in the smaller screen that pops up below.

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