MarthaP wrote:Where are we failing with education that either prepares people for the reality of the high peaks or scares them the heck away?
nattfodd wrote:I loved the part where they say she had a map and a lighter, and burned the map to light an alarm fire, but failed to even do so...
Baarb wrote:MarthaP wrote:Where are we failing with education that either prepares people for the reality of the high peaks or scares them the heck away?
I don't know about where you are but is there really any kind of such formal outdoors training available, e.g. in high-schools? Unless savvy parents are gonna teach their kids I don't see how your regular person is gonna be able to anticipate without some degree of research what a mountain can throw at them.
MoapaPk wrote:Odd thing is that she was from Bend; must be a newcomer. Kudos to her for walking 25 miles; onions for a lack of preparation.
I was struck that she couldn't start a fire, even with a lighter, and tried to use the map for tinder. I've come across many people who gather large sticks, and expect they will be able to light them with a match. It's as if no one had taught them about making fires. Maybe in this day and age of stoves, when fires are often illegal, that skill is lost.
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