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Backcountry Access Snow Study Kit

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Organized in a durable nylon pouch, the BCA Snow Study Kit has most everything you'll need to make informed snowpack decisions. Digital Snow Thermometer Temperature Range: -58deg F to 392deg F (-50deg C to 200deg C) 6x magnifying lens: Glass lens and folding metal base Snow Crystal Card: 6 x 4 in (15 x 10 cm) Slope Meter Angle Range: 0deg to 60deg

- OMCgear

The Backcountry Access Snow Study kit gives you every advantage in the backcountry by helping you thoroughly analyze snowpack. Kit includes an analog thermometer, slope meter, aluminum crystal card and 6x magnifying loupe, all packaged in a carrying case. Proper use of snow study tools allows the user to gather valuable information on the stability of the snowpack and make informed travel decisions. Thermometer lets you check the temperature gradient of the snowpack; temperature is displayed in Celsius. Slope meter calculates the angle of the slope, helping you navigate through potential avalanche terrain. Aluminum crystal card and 6x magnifying loupe allow you to study snow crystal shape and size to gain information about snow stability. Multiple slope indexes on the crystal card help you calculate the slope steepness on a topographic map; also includes a 10cm ruler. The Backcountry Access Snow Study kit comes in a thermoplastic case for securely stowing individual tools in a convenient place.


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.

- Backcountry.com

When you're heading out into the snow, make sure you're prepared with the Backcountry Access Snow Study Kit. Developed in cooperation with North American avalanche professionals, this kit contains a digital thermometer, crystal card, 6x magnifying loupe, and slope meter.

- Mountain Gear