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.

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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.

Avalanche transceiver is available for loan by members of the Club only, at no charge other than postage.

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 loan scheme is run by volunteers so it is advisable to book a month in advance – we go ski touring too!.

Batteries are not included in the transceiver loan owing to mailing restrictions by Royal Mail. The borrower must provide 3xx AAA alkaline batteries; a fresh set of batteries will be sufficient for at least two weeks.

Sets are thoroughly tested every time before they are sent out for loan and on return.

The Tracker2 transceivers have 3-antennae and are fully compatible with all 457kHz analogue transceivers.

How to Borrow Transceivers

Allow sufficient time to receive the transceiver at least two days before you plan to travel and return it the first working day after your return. It is advisable to order the transceiver several weeks in advance as the voluntary staff may be way.

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 loan period begins.

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


Avalanche transceivers are available for loan to ASC members only, including their immediate family.

Loan of Transceiverno charge
 First transceiver
 Each additional transceiver£2.50
Late return charge£10.00 / month


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



Conditions of Loan

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 6th October 2020