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BOULDER, Colorado — Backcountry Access (BCA) is pleased to announce its new Access For All campaign to ensure more backcountry users have better access this winter and beyond.

The mission of the BCA Access for All campaign is to promote the growth of healthy backcountry communities by supporting several key ‘access partners’ who support youth education on avalanches, diversity and access. multipurpose on public lands. With Access for All, BCA wants to defend diversity by encouraging more people to discover the joys of the hinterland, whatever their background, their skill level or their mode of travel.

Backcountry Access has selected Know Before You Go (KBYG), SOS Outreach and Advocates for Multi-Use Public Lands (AMPL) as partners of the Access for All campaign for the winter season ’21 -’22. BCA will provide a combination of cash funding, in-kind donations, paid internships and staff volunteer hours to these organizations.

The Access for All initiative is a natural evolution of the access ethic upon which BCA was founded. When co-founders Bruce Edgerly and Bruce McGowan first launched the brand in 1994, their goal was to produce reliable, easy-to-use equipment for accessing the wintery backcountry. The BCA Avalanche Tracker Beacon was the first avalanche transceiver designed for use by the recreational masses. Twelve years later, BCA designed Float avalanche airbags to be more affordable, lighter and easier to use than existing systems. Our BC Link two-way radios have made professional-level communications more accessible to recreational enthusiasts and have become the standard for backcountry group communications.

Join us by supporting these organizations by donating to KBYG, SOS awareness, and AMPL, and using hashtags #backcountryaccess, # avalanche safety, #kbyg, #sosoutreach, and #teampl on your social media posts this winter.

About the organizations:

Know Before You Go (KBYG) is an avalanche education program for young people focusing on the key ingredients for staying safe in the backcountry: Get the Gear, Get the Training and Get the Forecast. Through these learning points, KBYG offers a free opportunity for people to take the first step to becoming savvy backcountry travelers. Presented by the Utah Avalanche Center and the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, the Know Before You Go program is delivered online and on-site by avalanche educators at schools, resorts, and ski and snowmobile clubs across Canada. Colorado, Utah, and several other mountainous states. Donate to KBYG here.

SOS awareness uses outdoor experiences to help children thrive, regardless of their social, societal or economic barriers. Through mentorship, community service, core values ​​and outdoor activities, SOS Outreach strives to change lives through adventure in nine states and over 15 locations across the country. Donate to SOS Outreach here.

Defenders of public lands for multiple use (AMPL) is an organization dedicated to preserving access on public lands to a multitude of versatile activities. Their goal is to present a unified voice for motorized and non-motorized recreation in a spirit of coexistence. Donate to AMPL here.

About access to the backcountry

Backcountry Access (BCA) is a leading manufacturer of snow safety equipment, including BCA TrackerMT avalanche transceivers, FloatMT avalanche airbags, BC LinkMT radios, MtnProMT snowmobile equipment, avalanche probes and shovels. BCA’s mission is to save lives, not just sell products. BCA considers avalanche education to be as important as its avalanche safety equipment and offers consumer education and competent customer service to all of its products.


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