Posts Categorized: Environmental

What to do in an Avalanche

When venturing into the backcountry, evaluating the avalanche hazard requires an understanding of the terrain, weather and snowpack of the area in which you intend to travel. Regardless of how much care is taken, it is possible that someone may be caught in an avalanche. Prior planning may help you or your partner survive. Statistics… Read more »



What to do in an Avalanche

When venturing into the backcountry, evaluating the avalanche hazard requires an understanding of the terrain, weather and snowpack of the area in which you intend to travel. Regardless of how much care is taken, it is possible that someone may be caught in an avalanche. Prior planning may help you or your partner survive. Statistics… Read more »



Lightning Strike Prevention: 7 Things to Remember

Even though summer is coming to an end, lightning remains an ongoing risk. Grand Canyon National Park published reports that between 1997 and 2000, there were 104,294 strikes in the canyons. Before embarking on your adventure, it is important to prepare yourself to avoid such risk. Below are some key things to note to prevent the risk of lightning strike.



Q: Is it dangerous to go to altitude after a concussion?

Frequently, following a blow to the head, even without ever experiencing a concussion, people can develop a post concussive syndrome (PCS). The symptoms of PCS include headache, insomnia, feeling more tired than usual, blurry vision, light sensitivity, difficulty concentrating, feeling off balance, and emotional lability.