A Rescue in Rogers PassPlan for the worst, and hope for the best. Words to live by when it comes to backcountry preparations and trip planning.
Whether this is dialing in a First-Aid kit, taking some recreational avalanche courses or a Wilderness First Aid, spending time in the evening to input waypoints on a GPS, packing extra layers, food, and water. All things considered, light is right shouldn't be the first thought when preparing to go exploring in the mountains.
This article provides a strong example of, "never thinking it could happen to me", and how even with the right gear, training, and attitude - emergency situations are complex and can be difficult to manage.
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A Rescue in Rogers Pass