Stay safe on the mountain with BCA and some of the best selling avalanche gear in this ideal BCA Tracker 3 Package.
“Tracker’s legendary ease-of-use in a smaller package.”
This BCA DTS Tracker 3's efficient and progressive industrial design makes this the most developed of BCA's Tracker range.
The T3’s foundation is still built around the industries' fastest, most precise pinpointing and instantaneous real-time display. However, the Tracker 3 is now 30 percent smaller and lighter than the Tracker 2.
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. Using a transceiver can radically reduce search times, thus increasing the chances of a successful rescue.
The Tracker 3 is a very good advance in transceiver design. The device weighs only 170 grams and is very small and easy to carry (BCA’s goal was the size of a modern Smartphone).
In search mode, it tells you if you have 1, 2 or multiple victims and whether they are in close proximity.
There is a button that you can push that gives you a 'big picture'of the search and allows you to review all signals received in the case of multiple burials, helping the user to direct a search if working with other rescuers.
When you let the button go go it locks back on the closest victim. Once you get to the first victim, you can suppress this signal and you will then lock onto the next closest victim.
This shovel from Ortovox is the lighter weight, compact version of the Beast.
Badger comes with the same non slip grooves, high side walls and centering aid in the shaft socket as the Beast, but the difference is in size.
This means that the Badger comes in at 85g lighter than its longer counterpart, although both shovels pack down to a length of 45cm for your backpack when travelling.
Although slightly shorter and lighter it still has the same blade volume (2500cm cubed) but has a shaft that is 16cm shorter than the Beast.
The CARBON 240 SUPERLIGHT is Ortovox's lightest probe, perfect for users determined to save space and weight.
The super-light weight of this probe is achieved in part thanks to its carbon segments. As well as being much lighter than steel, Carbon also freezes much more slowly, thanks to its low thermal conductivity.
Another design feature which helps keep this probe so light is the Aramid tensioning system. Aramid is a specially crafted polymer, originally developed for the military, which combines exceptional strength and heat resistance with a very low weight.
The shorter segments (37.5cm) allows a more compact pack size, and the 10mm diameter ensures that this probe takes up the minimum space in any pack.
BCA Tracker 3 Package Features
New features include:
Spikes and Burials
Simple Spike Testing
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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