Winter Backcountry Dangers

Enjoying the backcountry in winter offers both unique recreational experience and cold-weather, life-threatening environments. Hypothermia, Frostbite and Cold Water Immersion/Thin Ice are perhaps the most common conditions regardless of locations across the wintry landscape. There are, however, several other potentially fatal ice/snow scenarios that, while more geographic specific based on the topography of the land, should be of a cautionary concern to winter adventurers as well.

Here are several snow/ice factor situations that demand caution by trekkers venturing across a snow-covered landscape…READ MORE.

by Tom Watson

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