Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Calgary, AB
Interest: Hiking, Scrambling, Trail running
I'm going to leave off talking about whether they should have been there or not. We all have thoughts on those kind of choices.
But it does bring an interesting thought to my mind: If I put myself in the position of the second person, and a partner fell, on any given day scrambling in the mountains, or even hiking, kayaking etc, how much should I put myself in danger to assist? Obviously, in the heat of the moment, we make decisions that are not what we would have done given less pressure. Being honest, would I have tried to descend to help or just pressed the button on my inReach? I don't know. I'm hoping it would be the latter. That is what I am taking away from this, caution in a heated situation - allowing myself to make a proper assessment - it's good to refresh those thoughts at times like these.