Boulder, CO (December 17, 2013) — The world’s second-largest guiding operation has gone exclusive with Tracker2 avalanche transceivers. Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing (MWHS) purchased 160 Tracker2’s this week from Boulder, Colo. manufacturer Backcountry Access, Inc. (BCA). They’ll be used at the main MWHS facility in Blue River, British Columbia. Combined with their existing fleet of 40 Tracker2’s currently in use at their Albreda Lodge, MWHS now owns a fleet of 200 Tracker2’s, for use by guests and guides.
The purchase was made by longtime lead guide Bob Sayer, who said the initial fleet of 40 units proved to be fast and intuitive for both the guests and the guides–and they have proven to be extremely durable.
“We’re excited to be working with one of the premier heli operators in the world,” said BCA co-founder Bruce Edgerly. “Mike Wiegele’s guides are top notch and their guests expect nothing but the best. It says a lot that they’re making such a huge commitment to BCA and the T2.”
Tracker2 is in use by numerous other guiding and patrol operators, including Whistler Heli-Skiing, Great Canadian Heli-Skiing, Eagle Pass Heli-Skiing, North Cascades Heli-Skiing, Wasatch Powderbirds, Vail Resorts, Jackson Hole, Mt. Baker, and Squaw Valley USA. BCA also supplies many of these organizaitons with its popular line of Float avalanche airbags. For more info on BCA, please visit http://www.backcountryaccess.com .