Managing Risk in the Mountains #1: The Three Variables

Managing Risk in the Mountains #1: The Three Variables

We go to the mountains for many different reasons - physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. John Muir put it like this more than a hundred years ago: ‚ÄúThousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity‚ÄĚ. Because the benefits are so huge, we choose to expose ourselves to the associated risks, even though we don't have to. Understanding those risks and how to manage them means that we return safely from every mountain adventure. 

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Variety is the Spice of Life

Variety is the Spice of Life

One of the best things about my job is the variety of the work. In a two-week period in June, this was my work schedule:

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