A comprehensive set of snow-study tools in a handy kit. The BCA study kit is designed to be beginner-friendly due to its simple and self-contained natured, but it’s also used by expert forecasters for the same reasons. The durable fabric-case includes several pockets for dedicated snow-study equipment and a handle to hang it over the tip of your ski while in use. Even when packed full, the Snow Study Kit stays low-profile and should always be with you in the field. In the backcountry, ignorance is not bliss. Instead, logical decisions based on concrete details enable blissful travel outside the ropes. Backcountry Access provides everything in this kit except for the training and effort, neither of which should be in short supply.
- Included with the kit is a slope meter, crystal card, thermometer, and magnifying glass.
- Extra pockets to store a Rutschblock cord, field book, pencil and more.
- Carry-loop makes it easy to hang from the wall of a snow pit.
- Svelte 280g (9.9oz) weight.
Update 2021/22 - Sweet new blue color, 15x magnifying loupe (vs 10x), and a transluscent polycarbonate crystal card round out the updates!
Update 2022/23 - BCA adds the ECT Cord to the mix this year.
Questions & Reviews
So far he's right. But that being said, this does have all the tools you'll need to do your snow analysis work in your AIARE 1 and 2 classes.
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