How Unprepared Hikers Get Into Trouble


January 2022


Why Hiking Preparation Is Important

Video: Officer Adam Cheney New Hampshire Department of Fish & Game “Hikers Not Prepared For Terrain” July 2018

Unprepared Is A Common Theme In Mountain Rescue

Current News Stories

www.CrescentValleyWeekly.com: 3/18/21 – Deadly Consequences Possible When Hiking Unprepared, By CV Weekly

www.whdh.com (News Boston) 8/7/21 – 7 Unprepared hikers helped off Mt. Hedgehog in dark, Associated Press

Los Angeles Times 1/13/20 Unprepared hikers rescued from Mt. Baldy area, By Jaclyn Cosgrove

Straight.com 10/26/20 Three rescue missions conducted for unprepared and lost hikers, including two individuals whose clothing froze solid, By Craig Takeuchi (Canada)

BurlingtonFreePress.com 11/5/19 Walking a trail: Here’s the top reason unprepared hikers need to be rescued, By Ryan Mercer

NewYorkUpstate.com 10/20/10 Lost, unprepared hiker relies on cell phone for light, falls and hurts knee: Forest Ranger rescues, By David Figura

Kansas.com 11/11/20 Blizzard traps unprepared hikers wearing shoes and jeans, Colorado rescuers say, By Brooke Wolford

Patch.com 10/19/20 Five hikers unprepared for weather changes rescued on NH mountain, By Jeffrey Hastings

NSNews.com 10/26/20 Unprepared hiker rescued from Hanes Valley, By Jane Seyd (Canada)

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Hiking Into Oblivion: Extreme Heat Kills Unprepared Hikers

Rise In Preventable Fatalities From Heat Stroke

NBCNews.com – June 21, 2021 Grand Canyon hiker dies on Tonto Trail during extreme heat: The 53-year-old backpacker was found dead in the Grand Canyon on Sunday, when the high reached 115 degrees, By Phil Helsel

MSN.com – June 21, 2021Hiker Dies In Extreme Heat, Another in Critical Condition, By Paige Austin (Palm Canyon Trail, Borrego Springs, California)

KVOA.com – July 13, 2021Some Phoenix hiking trails to be restricted in extreme heat, Associated Press

National Parks Traveler.org – June 22nd, 2021Deaths Rising In National Park System, By NPT Staff (Heat related)

10News.com (San Diego) Jul 12, 2021Heat-related helicopter rescues soar, By Adam Racusin

OLDER RELATED NEWS ARTICLES

Huffpost.com – Sept 8 , 2020Santa Monica Closes Trails After Hiker Dies In Extreme Heat Other hikers were rescued as record temperatures topped 110 degrees, By Mary Papenfuss

ABC News, November 4, 2018  Two People Have Died In Remote Parts of Western Australia In One Week — But Experts Say Most Outback Deaths Are Preventable, By Sarah Collard

ABC News, October 28, 2018 – Man Dies of Suspected Dehydration After Group Hiking In Kalbarri National Park Runs Out of Water, By Sarah Collard.

ABC News,  November 8, 2018  Remote Australian Deaths Prompts Warning Outback Travel Dangers Could Rise, By Emily Smith

ABC.Net.au, November 25, 2018 German Tourists Wandered 17km off Central Australia Hiking Trail Before Dying Of Dehydration, Heat Stress, By Neda Vanovac


Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 25 years experience teaching exercise in New York City.  To read her complete bio, visit the About Page.


Hiking Accident Prevention: Why Hikers Need Rescuing

 

Top Reasons: Lost, Injured, Unprepared, Hiking Alone


O N L I N E  N E W S  S O U R C E S

MSN.com (The San Francisco Chronicle)  Dangers Of Hiking Pacific Coast Trail Loom As 2021 Season Approaches By Gregory Thomas 2/21/21

Forbes.com Hawaii Proposes Way To Penalize Hikers Who Ignore Trail Closures By Will McGough 2/24/21

TheStar.com (Toronto Star) Rescuers Used Ropes To Save Unprepared Hikers From Treacherous Slope Near Vancouver By The Canadian Press 2/15/21

St.GeorgeUtah.com (St. George News) Zion National Park(Utah) Vistiors Rescued After Mocking Rangers, Hiking The Subway Unprepared By Spencer Ricks 7/31/18

BackPacker.com – Unprepared Hikers Rescued From Garfield Ridge Trail (New Hampshire) By Backpacker Editors & Contributors  – 6/26/18

AdirondackExplorer.org A Rescue, Two Body Recoveries, And Advice For Unprepared Hikers – 2/19/19 (NY State)

PostStar.com (Glens Falls, NY) Blog: Rangers Rescue Unprepared Hikers On Prospect Mountain  By Don Lehman –  12/27/18 (NY State)

DailyGazette.com – Adirondack Helpers Fill Staffing Void: Volunteer Program Will Be Helpful, But No Substitute For Mountain Rangers, and Hikers Being More Responsible  For Themselves” – The Gazette Editorial Board – 4/13/19  (NY State)

KATU.comRaw Inteview: How Rescued Gorge Hiker Survived Night Alone, While Injured In Snow –  By KATU Staff 2/6/19  – Experienced hiker went off trail, got injured, and needed rescue.  (Mt. Defiance, Columbia River Gorge, Portland, Oregon)


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Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 23 years experience teaching exercise in New York City.  To read her complete bio, visit the About Page.  

Hiking Accident Prevention: New Hampshire Rise In Backcountry Search and Rescue Report October 2020

 


Growing Ranks of Unprepared Hikers Need Rescue



Outdoors.org 10/26/20 Officials: Mountain Search And Rescue Went Up As The Unprepared Went Out, By Miles Howard

Pictured left: Mt. Washington – The highest peak in New Hampshire. Elevation 6,288 Feet


KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Trip Planning Resources For Hikers And Backpackers


Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 23 years experience teaching exercise in New York City.  To read her complete bio, visit the About Page.