Tag: safety

BCA Tracker2 Avalanche Transceiver Software Update Resolves Non-Conformity Issue

Backcountry Access (BCA) is recommending that all owners of their Tracker2 avalanche transceiver send their device in for a software update. The update resolves an issue whereby the device, when in power-saving…

What is the PIEPS iPROBE??

In this video, we show how the PIEPS iPROBE is different than a regular ol' avalanche probe and how it works. In a nutshell, the tip of the iPROBE contains an antenna…

Essential Safety Gear for Mountain Sledders!

Here’s our list of key essential safety gear that every sledder should consider packing along for a ride in the mountains. We’ve broken the list down into three levels of priority, from…

Satellite Messenger Devices on the Market

SPOT and Garmin have, in the last year, released new, text-capable satellite messenger devices called SPOT X and Garmin inReach Mini, respectively.

How to Deal with Broken Ribs in the Backcountry

Chest injuries are not uncommon in mountain snowmobiling. Here's some advice on how to deal with a broken ribs while riding in the backcountry!

Tequila Mockingbird? Choice Summer Reading for Sledders

While you may be all aboard that cabin-country life, don’t let your train of thought get stalled at the station this summer. Here is some iron-clad summer reading, just the ticket to…

Ortovox Transceiver Recall Issued for 3+ Model as Preventative Measure

An Ortovox transceiver recall has been issued for the brand’s Ortovox 3+ avalanche transceiver running version 2.1 software. All other Ortovox transceivers—and 3+ models running different software versions—are unaffected. The recall will…

Introducing Your Spouse to Mountain Sledding (Without Being Murdered)

When I first met my wife, she wasn’t a sledder. The transformation over the last 15 years to her full-blown obsession with mountain sledding has been an interesting voyage for us both.…

Hidden Danger: the Hazards of Snowmobiling on a Glacier or Icefield

Sledders are now pushing deeper into the mountains than ever before, and in doing so, gaining access to the remote and breathtaking glaciers and icecaps of BC. Accidents can be avoided when…