How should expedition leaders interact with Search & Rescue?


How should expedition leaders interact with Search & Rescue?
10/22/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Ríma
About Event

Understandably, the emphasis surrounding discussion of search, rescue, and emergency response can often be on the plans and actions by responders and their coordinators. It's also true that expedition or adventure team leaders and members who put themselves in hazardous situations, to varying standards of preparation, can be reticent in publicly engaging with the process that may have already saved their lives.

Touching upon a well-organised, calmly-executed interaction with ICE-SAR on Vatnajökull - assistance provided on a mid-winter ski expedition - he will expand upon the realities for those on the 'other side of the table' from potential rescuers, best practice for competent and professional remote location travellers, and will attempt to generate a discussion with delegates about how various aspects can be further improved.