Posts ByNicole Matei, Author at Mountain Sledder
SAR Managers frequently dispatch a small initial strike-team to respond rapidly via helicopter, which resolves most responses within a short period of time. This rapid-deployment unit will include an avalanche technician, a medical responder, and an avalanche search dog team or other expertise.
The Fernie Snowmobile Association (FSA) plans to build a new Wrangler’s Cabin this summer to replace the aging multi-use backcountry shelter. To support the new Wrangler’s Cabin project, the FSA has recently launched a sponsorship and volunteer campaign called, “Let’s Raise the Roof.”
While you may be all aboard that cabin-country life, don’t let your train of thought get stalled at the station this summer. Here is some iron-clad summer reading, just the ticket to improve your braapcountry skills before the snow flies.
A precedent-setting decision was made in BC courts recently in the case of an incident involving mountain sledders. In it, an Alberta snowmobiler was found to be 100% liable for damages to a fellow rider after failing to wear his snowmobile tether cord (Passerin vs Webb 2018).
You’ve been planning this trip for weeks. The sleds are loaded, and hotels booked. One problem: High Avalanche Hazard. Here’s what to do.
Since your man is not a big mountain rider, it can be assumed he will not have a valuable opinion to contribute here. Fortunately, this means you can forgo involving him in terrain choices or decision making for the day. This will sidestep the potential for a disagreement based on a difference of opinion.