If you are planning to climb a 14er in the winter, you need to be warry of the ever-present danger that summer hikers are not concerned with – avalanches. Many summer hiking routes cross avalanche paths that you need to be aware of, and route finding and snow evaluation skills are crucial to staying safe in the winter.
In the event of an avalanche, having the proper equipment and the knowledge to put it to use is essential. This kit from Backcountry Access gives you everything you need in a rescue scenario. The BCA Tracker 2 avalanche beacon has been a favorite among backcountry users due to its ease of use and reliability. The shovel and probe in this package are not the lightest or most compact, but they certainly will get the job done. But this gear will not be as effective if you do not practice – get out there and do a mock rescue so when the time comes, you are prepared to act quickly and efficiently.
- All the essential avalanche safety tools for backcountry touring
- Includes beacon, probe, and shovel
- Beacon harness included
- Not a substitution for proper education and training
Shovel Length - Assembled: 22.25 in
Shovel Weight: 1.3 lbs
Probe Weight: 10.9 oz
Beacon Weight: 9 oz