Stay safe on the mountain with BCA and some of the best selling avalanche gear in this BCA DTS Tracker 2 Package.
The Tracker 2 offers the industry's fastest, most precise pinpointing, triple antennae, instantaneous real-time display and the same easy-to-use interface as Tracker DTS.
An intuitive mechanical search/transmit switch makes it easier to use "out of the box".
The Tracker 2 is very slim and lightweight, in fact, 23% lighter than the Tracker DTS. The switch to go into search mode is very easy to use and the speed of picking up a transmitting transceiver is superb.
Multiple burial victim lights and three antennae make this transceiver a sophisticated and reliable piece of equipment for any avalanche rescue team.
The pulse rate of information received takes you straight to the victim in record time and there is no time lag in information due to the super-fast processor.
Remarkably lightweight, practical and pack-friendly, This 3 Piece Terrawest Core Light Shovel is the perfect shovel for all ski tourers and off-piste enthusiasts who want to be lightweight when carving through the snow but still place emphasis on their equipment.
Manufactured with modern production methods and extremely strong but lightweight materials, this shovel only weighs just 475 g.
For the blade of the shovel, Terrawest used a high-end heat treated 5052 Aluminium that offers a weight-to-strength ratio and has non slip grooves to stop you from slipping when digging.
For the Telescopic Stem, a 6061 Aluminium, this allows you to quickly make adjustments to the shaft and is very pack friendly
The telescopic function also means that the shovel can be used at full length, for maximum power, or at a shorter length for the greatest possible efficiency of movement in tighter spaces.
The blade offers high walls and a pronounced centre on the blade which allows you to carry a high volume of snow.
A classic T-Style grip offers a non-slip plastic material so digging is easier when wearing ski gloves
A Vibrant Blue and Safety Orange allows the shovel to be seen from a distance in the case of an avalanche accident.
In an Avalanche Accident time is of the Essence, lightweight, strength and quick locking are what you need in a good snow probe. This is where the Terrawest Core 240 Probe steps in, This compact 240 Centimetre probe is made up of a strong and sturdy Aluminium, making it easy to cut through snow layers.
Prominent depth markers have been used within this probe to determine burial depth and which shovel method you should take.
The Quick locking system allows a quick and simple set up in seconds, Collapse to 40 cm just as quickly.
Large probe tip to help cut through icy layers of snow.
The Tracker 2 and Tracker 3 use 3 antennae. The 3rd antenna is used during the last stage of the search to pinpoint the accuracy by the distance indication, which eliminates the "null spot/spike" that occurs when the receiving antenna is perpendicular to the flux field direction. This will make the Tracker 2 appear much smoother in the final search stage. The Tracker 3 operates the same 3 antenna system as the Tracker 2 but is almost 30% faster.
The antenna in the Trackers 2 + 3, immediately on startup and then periodically once switched on, balance themselves against each other whilst taking into account temperature to make the directional information more accurate.
The Real-Time Display on the Trackers 2 + 3 processes the input signal instantly and updates the display at the same time. This is to prevent users from overshooting the target transceiver as they tend to move faster when they get near the target.
During Signal Lock-On, the Tracker 1 displays all signals received within 10 metres and then locks onto the strongest signal and hide the others. The Trackers 2 do this from any distance and will only ever guide you to the strongest signal (i.e. the closest). You can override this by going into a special mode, however, and the Tracker 3 has extra options of suppressing any of your multiple burial signals in any direction or distance.
The Trackers 2 + 3 have multiple burial lights that come on to alert you that although you are only seeing one transceiver, there are multiple signals present. If the light is flashing (in time with the beeps) it means the Tracker believes these signals are very close together.
The reception range of the Tracker 2 is greater by 10m that that of the Tracker.
The Tracker 2 + 3 are also quicker to put back into transmit mode in the case of a secondary avalanche.
The Tracker 3 is 30% lighter, smaller and faster than the Tracker 2.
Transceiver Antenna (qty)
How to Shovel Correctly:
Beacon Search Probing
The pinpoint search (within three meters) is the trickiest part
of a beacon search. A probe can quickly confirm the location and depth of burial.
Probes with depth markings aid in determining exact depth
and in determining the appropriate excavation area size.
From your lowest distance reading, probe 10 in (25cm)
apart in an expanding spiral pattern.
Since the pinpoint search is done along the snow surface, insert
probe perpendicular to the surface, not straight down.
After striking the victim, leave in place and start shoveling
downhill of the probe.
Recommended probe length: 1.8 to 3 meters.
Performed if beacons are not worn or not functioning.
Probe up to 6 feet deep (1.5 meters) in likely burial spots.
These include the fall line below last-seen-area; around the
victim’s equipment on surface; above and below rocks &
trees; depressions, curves, and the toe of the debris pile.
Studies show that avalanche victims rarely survive below 6
feet (1.5 meters). Therefore a live recovery is more likely if
you probe more areas than if you probe deeper.
Recommended probe length: 2 to 3 meters.Finding your serial number on the BCA DTS Tracker 2
Spikes and Burials
Simple Spike Testing