quote:Originally posted by Flowing-Brook
wow, this conversation has gone ballistic. Relax people, he didn't commit a crime or hurt you. He got lost in the mountains, it could happen to you too. Exercise a little compassion...please.
Trying to determine if someone did something stupid, and to what degree they should be punished for that is certain to stir up a range of opinions on an online forum.
Last summer I stumbled on a simple trail near the campsite on Salt Spring Island and tumbled head-first onto some rocks. Had the results been only a little more serious, I would have needed a rescue. It can happen very unexpectedly even in seemingly innocent circumstances even if you're not doing anything silly.