Backcountry Access Essentials Package

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Besides experience and training, staying safe in avalanche terrain hinges on a trifecta of gear: beacon, probe, and shovel. Backcountry Access took all the guesswork out of assembling such a kit and outfitted the Essentials Package with all three tools. Inside, you'll find the most widely used beacon on the market, the Tracker DTS, the best-selling B-1 Ext shovel with extending handle, and the lightning-fast assemble 240 Probe. Whether you're a novice taking his or her first steps beyond the rope or you're a seasoned vet looking for simplicity and reliability, this package contains everything you need to locate a burial victim quickly, find and mark the burial beneath feet of snow, and then save a life by digging deep and fast--that's the trifecta at work.


Get ready to ski some backcountry powder with the Backcountry Essentials Avalanche Package. The package includes a Tracker DTS avalanche beacon that is extremely reliable and easy to use, a Bomber B1 Shovel, and a BCA 240 probe to help you locate and recover a friend in need.

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Get three essntial pieces of BCA avalanche safety gear at once The compact and powerful B1 EXT shovel a TRacker DTS beacon and the new 240cm Stealth probe


Whether you're just getting into backcountry skiing or replacing old equipment, the Backcountry Access Essentials package supplies you with 3 pieces of required gear: a transceiver, shovel and probe. Package includes a Tracker DTS(TM) avalanche transceiver, a B-1 EXT shovel and a 240cm probe. Simple-to-use Tracker DTS transceiver has a real-time digital display that shows direction and distance to the victim with bright red LEDs. Included holster harness system allows the unit to be easily removed; lanyard ensures unit won't be lost. Operates on 457 kHz frequency and is fully compatible with other 457 kHz units; operates on 3 AAA batteries (included). B-1 EXT shovel has an extendable handle that brings the overall length to 28.75 in. for fast and efficient digging. Oval-shaped tube provides good prying strength and is comfortable to hold with gloves on. Shovel weighs only 595g (1 lb. 5 oz.) and fits in most ski packs. 240cm (7 ft. 10 in.) probe collapses down to 45.75cm (18 in.) for simple storage in your backpack; probe weighs only 255g (9 oz.). Probe assembles quickly to save precious seconds while searching for a victim.


Backcountry Access Essentials Package

previously retailed for:
$207.97 - $319.95

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