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.
Before leaving town, his crew poured over the Internet get the forecast about the current conditions. Putting the pieces together, they decided the Lavender Couloir on Mount Sneffels would be a reasonable objective if (1) there was no wind slab, and (2) there was no sun crust under the new snow. And they also came up with a backup plan. Because hey, who goes to a gunfight with only one bullet?
BCA ambassador Matt Wade skipped a classic 14’er descent off Mount Sneffels, after matching objectives to snow conditions on nearby Stony Mountain, to score blower powder in Colorado’s majestic San Juans.
Read Matt’s story, #unepicadventures: Matching Objectives to Snow Conditions in the San Juan Range.
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