Stay safe on the mountain with BCA and some of the best selling avalanche gear in this BCA DTS Tracker Package. The Tracker DTS is one of the world's best selling digital transceivers and trusted by thousands of skiers across the world.
Black Diamond Tour Probe 240
The Tracker DTS is the most user-friendly beacon on the market because of its rapid processor and simple user interface.
The digital transceiver is ideal for any beginners or those who are inexperienced with avalanche rescue as it is so simple to use and easy to get to grips with.
If skiers are caught out by an avalanche, their companions in the vicinity have their work cut out. They have to locate the victims and dig them out as quickly as possible. The chances of survival diminish rapidly after 18 minutes of burial in the snow. If a transceiver is carried, search times are reduced drastically, maximising the likelihood of a successful rescue.
The transceiver should be carried on you, worn directly under your outermost layer and switched on to transmission mode every time you go off-piste. Keep it turned on until back on piste.
The dual antenna technology gives the searcher the precise distance and direction of the buried person(s), meaning that the searcher does not need to use time-consuming grid or tangent search patterns. The transceiver's dual antenna captures the signal and the microprocessor then uses straightforward visual signals to direct the searcher to the buried victim.
The Terrawest Core Shovel is a light, extremely practical shovel with a great strength-to-weight ratio, built for use by all off-piste skiers or back-country expeditions.
This is an all Aluminium shovel that is collapsible into 3 parts for efficient transport, or 2 parts for fast assembly in an emergency.
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.
A classic T-Style grip means this shovel is easy to use and a strong, anodized Aluminium (6061), means the blade will not fail, regardless of load or conditions.
Blade size: 28cm by 22cm.
82cm maximum length and a 66cm option for shorter shovelling.
With a shorter length ideal for lightweight tours, avalanche rescue practice and skiing terrain with shallow snowpacks.
the Black Diamond Quickdraw Tour Probe 240 features durable aluminium construction.
The Tour 240’s updated ferrules make for increased durability and quick alignment, while the integrated stuff sack and non-slip grip make for fast, one-pull deployment in emergency situations.
Transceiver Antenna (qty)
Finding your serial number on the BCA DTS Tracker
Spikes and Burials
Simple Spike Testing
Before using your transceiver you should always register it online so you can get full warranty on your product aswell as checking for brand new updates which are available.
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.
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