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Old 10-02-2021, 08:02 PM   #8
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I guess I need to keep your challenges in mind as I go on my solo trips, whether it's paddle/bushwhack, backpacking, BC skiing or even lift served skiing at a ski area.
At 65 I'm doing OK, but I suppose I'm just one mistake away from getting stranded or worse.
Quite a while back I read the book "Between a Rock and a Hard Place", written by the dude that had to amputate his own arm to do a self rescue.
That story stuck with me for a long time, maybe even helped me avoid some potential disasters.
While I know it must be disappointing to realize you need to scale back your trip effort levels, at least you're still doing them. None of us really know how much we have left in the tank until we're running on fumes, right? Better to know and adjust, I say.
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