Monday, March 29, 2010

Avalanche Rescue Survey: Have You Been “In Combat?”

Have you ever used a transceiver or shovel to attempt an avalanche rescue? Have you ever deployed an an airbag or Avalung “in combat?” Backcountry Access (BCA) is taking our ongoing research into the blogosphere. We want to hear from people who have had to use their avi gear for real. For purposes of our research, it doesn’t matter whether or not the device was used successfully—or whether the incident was reported. No worries: we won’t publish your name if you don’t want us to. This research will be used in our ongoing product development efforts. It might also be used in papers published in journals and on our website, at .

If you’re interested, please complete this survey.
If you haven't been involved in an avalanche but know someone who has, please pass it along to them.

You may also contact Bruce Edgerly at (303)417-1345 (x101) or We will honor any requests to remain anonymous.

If you provide us with your personal information, then we will reward you with BCA schwag (hat, T-shirts, etc.). If we use your personal anecdotes in published materials, then we will update your beacon, shovel, probe or backpack to the latest BCA model.

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