Those are some brave students!
When hiking requires paddling gear.
I've been on a long wet and windy canoeing trip mid-November in the Dacks.
Late on the first windy/rainy day, after a portage and getting ready to head back out on the next lake, I had to silently remind the teacher about hypothermia. A couple of the students had started getting serious chivers/shakes.
It was weird seeing the teacher's face change:
-all happy go lucky lets get going.
hears my comments about symptoms/wet clothes/windy lake/change of clothes/stoves/hot drinks.
-starts scanning the group.
-his eyes lock on a couple students and his smile drops dead.
-looks at me then goes on crisis management mode.
Was a fun trip, I ended up being the only one volunteering to do a wet T-rescue ;oP
That's awesome...love the passive way you reminded him! It's amazing how fast the cold seeps into people and causes life-threatening issues so fast when people aren't ready for it.