I was reading the local paper this Sunday. The North Shore News is actually a pretty good paper which covers community news from North and West Vancouver (the North Shore). The article this Sunday covered tips that could save your life in the backcountry.
We live on edge of wilderness here in Vancouver. There is not much to the north of us except mountains, bears and snow. Sadly people, both tourists and locals, don’t always prepare properly. And sometimes this has tragic results.
Last week Peter Holmes, a recent immigrant from the UK and a well-known triathlon competitor, died while snowshoeing on Goat Mountain, behind Grouse Mountain. He slipped to his death in a closed area of the park because he was not properly equipped for the terrain.
Most of us are not likely to venture out of bounds, however it is well worth reading the article and taking note of its advice. Take care.