From a Search and Rescue perspective none of these reasons for climbing a mountain makes a damn bit of difference.
There’s no appreciable difference between and out of bounds skier and most other rescues SAR does.
Is a cold night out in the bush really such a terrible thing that we risk rescuer’s health and well being?
A short reflection on a decade of being a long line rescue tech.
Two sources indicate that the Department of Defence is considering charging the RCMP for the use of the CH-149 Cormorant for search and rescue in BC
Hundreds of people die of drowning every year because they are not wearing life jackets.
Clarifications and reiterating smart phone GPS capabilities, PLBs, and how to automate the process of determining someone’s location.
By analysing a database of SAR incident on BC over the past decade we can show the grown of the Long Line Rescue technique over time.
Terrible reporting on a rescued person’s donation as “repayment” has resulted in the impression that SAR teams charge for rescue: they don’t!