Backcountry Access Updates Software for Tracker 2 Transceiver

On June 29, Backcountry Access (BCA) announced a software update for their popular Tracker 2 transceiver. Prior to the update, the Tracker2 switched to power-saving mode after 12 hours without user input; this update is designed to improve that power-saving mode functionality. BCA achieves this in two ways: Firstly, they increase the pulse-width length, or […]


A Grand Design: Bill Briggs reflects on his groundbreaking ski descent

Mt. Moran—where Bill Briggs trained for his descent of Grand Teton—is named for frontier landscape artist Thomas Moran. Here, the mountain is photographed at sunrise from Jackson Lake. [Photo] Jack … [Read More...]

Height of Land Publications Equity and Inclusivity Statement

Like so many among us, we at Height of Land Publications—the parent company of Alpinist, Backcountry, Cross Country Skier and Mountain Flyer—are grieving the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, … [Read More...]

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