Sunday, April 26, 2015

High-tech backcountry gear -- with wilderness smarts- can save your life

(photo credit: Monica Tymcio/Rocky Mountain Bushcraft)

Article courtesy of the San Jose Mercury News

"The influx of technology in the backcountry has been both a godsend to hikers and a headache for rescue crews. As tech for the wilderness becomes more sophisticated and lighter to carry, more backpackers and long-distance hikers have access to lifesaving devices, but the security these high-tech gadgets provide are convincing more novices to tackle rugged outdoor adventures for which they are ill-prepared, wilderness leaders say."

Check out the rest of the story HERE

More information about the death of hiker/mountain climber Kate Matrosova:

The Conway Daily Sun- Expert: Woman's climbing death offers lessons

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