Safety in Callaghan's Backcountry Wilderness
As the prime summer months approach, so too can we expect to see an increase in the volume of visitors to British Columbia's pristine backcountry. More and more of us are in search of solitude and adventure, and we're entering the backcountry with varying levels of exposure and experience. Statistics show that each year across Canada there are approximately 5,000 ground Search and Rescue incidents (approx. 1,600 in BC). They involve all types of outdoor enthusiasts, from hikers and skiers to backcountry travellers and boaters. All outdoor activities are assume-risk sports, and when we take these activities into the backcountry, these risks increase. Time spent gaining extra knowledge and skills can help reverse the SAR incident trend.
Callaghan Country is dedicated to raising awareness of backcountry safety and building an informed community of wilderness explorers. There's a lot to take in, but we've mapped out the niche learning curve of backcountry hiking and camping for you...