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 a collision with trees or other hard object, including your sled.
However, an upper arm injury is not always an emergency situation and can sometimes be dealt with by a well-prepared group.
Watch the video above to find out what you need to know to safely deal with an upper arm injury in the backcountry.
Thanks to Lisa and Golden and District Search and Rescue (GADSAR) for their help with this video. Check out more mountain safety advice for your snowmobile travels in the backcountry this winter!
Stay safe and have fun out there!