BCA offering products and funds to support Avalanche educators

Backcountry Access Inc. of Boulder, Colo., announced the company is offering $20,000 in funds and equipment this season to avalanche educators and students across the United States and Canada.

Backcountry Access Inc. of Boulder, Colo., announced the company is offering $20,000 in funds and equipment this season to avalanche educators and students across the United States and Canada. To qualify, educators must show a long-term commitment to the education of winter recreationists and a compelling need for funds and/or products. Products being offered include the Tracker DTS, BCA’s Companion and Tour shovels and probes, and Stash packs. In addition to supporting educators across the country, BCA will accelerate its own education program. BCA principals and technical representative will provide avalanche awareness presentations at key locations across North America in 2002-03. The objective of the BCA courses, according to BCA, is to get consumers interested in the subject of snow safety and to drive them into on-snow Level I avalanche courses. For more information on BCA's grant program or to schedule an awareness clinic, contact BCA at 303-417-1345 or info@bcaccess.com. Applications for education grants can be downloaded at www.bcaccess.com/home/contact_us.html.


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