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.
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 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.
The TerraWest Core Plus Shovel offers 3 things every good avalanche shovel should have, Its Light Weight, Its Pack-Friendly and it offers high durability in tough conditions.
TerraWest Core Plus Material Competition:
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.
Long Centre Column on the Aluminium blade makes it snap free and durable when shovelling in tough icy conditions.
Rescue Sled function, the blade includes holes which you can use as a rescue sled in an emergency situation transporting an injured victim down the slopes.
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.
Ergonomic T-Style grip offers a non-slip plastic material so digging is easier when wearing ski gloves.
The New TerraWest Core Quick Lock 240 Probe, built with TerraWest's Safety, Practicality and Innovation guidelines, this 240 cm probe is incredibly fast to deploy and is made for weight-conscious outdoor enthusiasts, weighing just 240 g.
Collapsing your probe:
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.
How to Shovel Correctly: