Tag: Mountain Safety

How to Splint a Broken Leg in the Backcountry

A broken leg in the backcountry can be a serious problem. First of all, it's going to be a painful injury to deal with. In addition to the pain, a broken leg…

How to Deal with an Upper Arm Injury in the Backcountry

An upper arm injury—such as a broken collarbone or shoulder dislocation—is a fairly common injury in mountain sledding. These can be caused by an abrupt stop, a fall with arms outstretched or…

Hidden Danger: the Hazards of Snowmobiling on a Glacier or Icefield

Sledders are now pushing deeper into the mountains than ever before, and in doing so, gaining access to the remote and breathtaking glaciers and icecaps of BC. Accidents can be avoided when…

Why You Should Leave a Trip Plan with a Responsible Person

Who will know you're in trouble when you get lost or injured in the backcountry? Maybe no one, if you don't leave a trip plan with a responsible person.