The Alpine Ski Club hires avalanche transceivers (beacons) for ski mountaineering




The Tracker avalanche transceiver by BCA is ideally suited for novice and occasional users, as well as experienced ski tourers. It is very intuitive and simple to use. This simplicity helps finds victims fast and so improve their chances of surviving the avalanche ordeal. However, it is imperative that users acquaint themselves fully with the operation of the Tracker transceiver .. so practice, practice, practice searching before heading into avalanche terrain.

hire an avalanche transceiver, avalanche beacon, avalanche beeper

Avalanche transceiver rental from £25 a week (or free to members of the club).

If you are ordering less than 2 weeks before before delivery, please contact the Hires Manager to confirm availability.


We do aim to respond promptly to transceiver rental enquiries, but please note the hire scheme is run on a voluntary basis so it is advisable to book a month in advance to be sure that your booking can be dealt with in time (we go ski touring too!).

Batteries are not included in the transceiver hire owing to restrictions by Royal Mail in sending batteries through the post. The hirer must provide 3xx AAA alkaline batteries. A fresh set of batteries will be sufficient for at least two weeks ski touring in normal use. The transceivers will search for at least one hour after transmitting for 200 hours. Batteries should be replaced before the power display reaches zero percent.

Sets are thoroughly tested every time before they are sent out for hire and on return. All transceivers have 3-antennae and are fully compatible with all 457kHz analogue transceivers.

How to Hire Transceivers

The minimum transceiver hire period is 12 days, even if you hire for just a long weekend. This allows sufficient time to receive the transceiver two days before plan to travel and return it the first working day after your return, giving at least one full week of use in the mountains. There is an incremental hire charge for each extra week of use.

When ordering transceivers, enter the date to receive the transceivers (hire start date) and the date you plan to send them back (hire end date). However, please note you are responsible for the safe keeping of the transceivers from the time you receive them till the time they are received back at the Alpine Ski Club.

Transceivers are sent out by Royal Mail Special Delivery (signature will be required) at least 2 days before the hire period begins to ensure that transceivers are delivered in time. The hirer will need to provide 3x AAA alkaline batteries.

Transceivers must be returned by the same method and by the specified date; and batteries must be removed from the transceivers before sending.

Hire rates

ASC Members:Members and their immediate family
(Note: postage is still payable)
Non-Members:Initial hire period (12 days)£25.00
 Each additional 7 days£12.50
Postage:First transceiver£9.00
 Each additional transceiver£2.50


If you are ordering less than 2 weeks before before delivery, please contact the Hires Manager to confirm availability.


Conditions of Hire

Note: Your booking is not completed, nor a record of your order stored, until the payment process is completed. If you have problems with your order, please send a message to Hires Manager via Contact Us.


Last updated on 26th January 2020