-Who are you responsible for in the backcountry? –

-The items that reside at the bottom of my pack in winter while rarely used are my constant companions and carried for the benefit of myself, group members or others in need.

-My most bestowed item is my tarp. What I often refer to as my most versatile piece of equipment. –

-In the photo, as a TCSAR member I am assisting community members carry out a heart attack patient out of the backcountry. When I arrived on scene he collapsed in the snow as they were trying to walk him out as he was too fatigued to ski. We quickly wrapped him in warm clothing and laid him in the center of the tarp. We rolled the sides up and carried it like a stretcher over a half mile to an awaiting helicopter 🚁 –

-One of the simplest solutions to saving a life I’ve ever implemented. –

-What do you carry for others when traveling in the backcountry?-

Listen to the first person accounts of the rescue: –

https://soundcloud.com/…/episode-12-surviving-the-widowmaker

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