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Backcountry Access 10x Magnifying Loupe Backcountry Access 10x Magnifying Loupe
Whether you're a backcountry enthusiast, in the midst of a Level II Avalanche course, or an on-duty patroller, rely on the Backcountry Access 10X Magnifying Loupe to give you a close up look at snow crystals and help you make informed decisions when you travel in avalanche terrain. This mini-sized, 10x loupe reveals microscopic views of crystal formation so you can observe, interpret, and make the most educated decisions possible.
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Backcountry Access Aluminum Crystal Card Backcountry Access Aluminum Crystal Card
The Backcountry Access Aluminum Crystal Card helps you make an informed decision about the current snowpack conditions when you're skiing in the backcountry. BCA printed this card with one-, two-, and three-millimeter grids as well as a cheat sheet for analyzing snow crystal types and sizes. The small aluminum card slides easily into your pocket or snow study kit.
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$11.95
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Backcountry Access Analog Thermometer Backcountry Access Analog Thermometer
Analog Thermometer
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$33.95
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Backcountry Access BC Link Backcountry Access BC Link
As an experienced backcountry traveler, you know the importance of having a plan, being equipped with the proper gear, and staying in contact with your group at all times. Apart from changing conditions and gear malfunctions, one of biggest variables you'll encounter in the backcountry is group communication--help boost communication with the BCA BC Link Group Communication System. This lightweight microphone and radio/battery pack keeps the lines of communication open whether you're making an on-mountain change of course while backpacking, warning of an on-going slide when you're backcountry skiing, or coordinating search and rescue efforts in the event of an emergency. Designed to fit neatly with BCA's Stash series of packs, this two-way radio will grab onto any ol' pack you have. Both units are designed to be water- and dust-resistant to deal with snow and storage. Equipped with 22 FRS and GMRS channels and 121 sub-channels, the BC Link delivers near-constant clarity when conveying critical information. You'll be able to stay in touch with others not lucky enough to have this little number since it is compatible with all standard FRS/GMRS radios. The base unit can clip to your belt or pack, or you can stash it inside a pack pocket. You also get a 2. 5-mile line-of-sight range and up to 140 hours of battery life. The 3. 7-Volt lithium ion battery can be recharged, so you've no excuse for not being fully prepared for any excursion in the wilderness, be it snow-covered or summertime.
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$149.95
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Backcountry Access Fiberglass Ruler Backcountry Access Fiberglass Ruler
If you're more connected to the snow than to work, enlist the necessary snow study tools to head into the backcountry with the most info possible. Add the 2-meter, collapsible Backcountry Access Fiberglass Ruler to your gear to check old or fresh snow depths before you charge it.
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Backcountry Access Field Book Backcountry Access Field Book
Printed on moisture-resistant paper, the Backcountry Access Field Book keeps all your snow observations neatly organized. Developed in conjunction with the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) and complies with American Avalanche Association Snow Weather and Avalanche Guidelines.
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$29.95
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Backcountry Access Slope Meter Backcountry Access Slope Meter
Before you pick out a line, you could do the old "Ehhhh, I think it's probably roughly maybe about a 40-degree slope, I guess", or you could whip out the Backcountry Access Slope Meter and actually get a real reading of the angle of the slope you're checking out. BCA hooked this inclinometer up with red, orange, and yellow markings to easily point out the most dangerous slope angles, and included a compass so you can double-check your aspect at the same time.
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$24.95
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Backcountry Access Snow Saw Backcountry Access Snow Saw
Whether you're slicing out a perfectly square freestanding column or cutting branches to pull your buddy out of a tree well, the Backcountry Access Snow Saw packs the function you need. BCA is one of the few companies that equips their saws with actual wood- and ice-cutting teeth, meaning you can use this saw for situations extending beyond pure snow study.
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Backcountry Access Snow Study Kit - 4 Piece Backcountry Access Snow Study Kit - 4 Piece
Essential for anyone interested in the properties and behavior of the all-important snow crystal, the Backcountry Access Snow Study Kit will give you key info for snowpack evaluation. With a calibratible thermometer, magnifying loupe, slope meter, and aluminum crystal card, you have a great start to snow study. Whether gearing up to get serious about your beloved snow worship or getting in-depth for backcountry travel and safety, this kit lets you look at crystal type and size to determine properties of precipitation, a slope meter to measure steepness, and thermometer to track temperature changes, all of which can help determine stability or slide potential. For further recording, get your hands on a field book and see how the whole season takes shape.
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$94.95
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Black Diamond Snow Saw Pro Black Diamond Snow Saw Pro
The Black Diamond Saw Pro is an essential component of any avalanche geek's snow study kit. The Snow Saw Pro is light and compact, so you won't be tempted to leave it out of your pack, and it has a serrated stainless steel blade that will slice through everything from melt-freeze crusts to small trees and limbs in a rescue scenario. The saw folds onto itself for easy and safe storage, and attaches to most adjustable Black Diamond ski poles via the three included connection pegs. A 30cm mark on the blade allows you to quickly isolate columns for compression and extended column tests.
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$99.95
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Brooks-Range Slope Meter Brooks-Range Slope Meter
Venture into the backcountry and you're going to want a sure-fire way to get a read on slope angle. The Brooks Range Slope Meter gives you fast, accurate measurements so you can stay out of the 30- to 45-degree danger zone. Drop your pole on the slope, lay this slope meter on your pole, and a ball bearing suspended in fluid slides along the track to show your the angle. The most avy-prone slopes are marked in bright colors, and the backside of this meter has 1 and 2mm grids for snow-study use.
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Brooks-Range Snow Crystal Card Brooks-Range Snow Crystal Card
More than just a simple grid snow card, the Brooks-Range Snow Crystal Card is recommended by the AIARE and designed to aid professionals with snow study, slope measurement, and snow stability tests. Etched with a fine grid, vital snow-study information, and sized to fit in a thigh pocket, this metal card fits easily in your field book and withstands the torture of backcountry travel season after season.
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$9.95
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Brooks-Range Snow Crystal Card Pro Brooks-Range Snow Crystal Card Pro
Get your snow geek on with the Brooks-Range Snow Crystal Card Pro. Designed for the bonafide snow geek and avalanche professional, this card features laser-etched grids in 1mm, 2mm, and 3mm grids so you can quickly measure the size of facets and graupel, and the attached string doubles as an inclinometer with one-degree increments so you can easily identify the angle of the slope you're digging on.
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$13.95
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Pieps 30degree Plus XT Pieps 30degree Plus XT
Some cagey avalanche professionals are able to determine the angle of a slope just by eyeballing it, but unless you have 30 years of experience under your belt, you may want to rely on a device to give you quick and accurate slope readings. The Pieps 30degree Plus XT quickly attaches to your ski pole when you're measuring the angle of the slope, and it reads the air temperature so you don't have to rely on an old beat-up thermometer to tell you if near surface facets are beginning to form.
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$79.95
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