Emergency call in the backcountry
- Are you ready to deal with an emergency?
- Do you have a plan? If yes, are you sure it works?
- Do you know how and who to call for help?
Yukon offers wide possibilities for outdoor activities. Do you really know what to do if you need help? Whom to call and how to call?
In the Yukon, emergency responses from authorities can be very different from the rest of Canada. Usually, without the city limits, people can have very bad surprises when they need to call for help.
This 2 hours presentation will help you to be ready in case you need help and to have a real efficient emergency plan.
Unfortunately, accidents happen, be ready.
Mountain Safety Education (objective risks)
The way you see the mountain and the way you should see it.
The way you see the mountain and the way you should see it
Yukon Backcountry is one of the best places to practise outdoor activities. From the hills around Whitehorse to the top of the highest mountain in Canada, mountains cover a large part of the territory. Mountains are a very specific environment, especially in the North. Knowledge is the first step and the most important to improve your safety in the backcountry. Learn the essential knowledge that can be applied to a wide variety of outdoor activities.
- How to recognize signs of danger.
- Method to reduce the risks associated to hazards you can encounter in the Yukon Backcountry.
- How to avoid difficult situations.
- Strategies to keep your group safe.
We will view in detail most hazards you can encounter, the main cause of incidents/accidents with a lot of case studies and experience sharing. This presentation includes consideration of safety standards, risk assessment, planning aspects, training needs. Learn about risks from someone who have been involved in and dealt with major cases for over two decades. This workshop is intended to fill the gap between already existing courses like Avalanche training, wilderness first Aid or Survival training because learning how to deal with a difficult situation is good, but know how to avoid it is better. This 3 hours workshop will improve your safety and confidence in the backcountry. For everyone, beginners or experts who travel in the Yukon backcountry year round, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, biking, climbing, mountaineering.
Risk Reduction and Decision making in the backcountry (Subjective Risks)
Do you really know how to manage or reduce the risk in the backcountry?
Having a good understanding of the process will allow you to avoid mistakes that often lead to wrong decision-making and can put you in a difficult situation.
Accidentology in the backcountry, know the causes, reduce the risks.
Accidents are often the result of an accumulation of factors and events and the result of inappropriate decisions.
- Learn more about the human factor.
- Decision-making process in the backcountry to avoid traps.
- Method of risk reduction for backcountry activities.
- How to deal with an emergency.
This 3 hours will help you to better deal with risks and to become better at decision making.
You will learn an effective method of risk reduction.