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Rescued Podcast // Ep 009 – Hilary’s XCSki boot was going through backwards

On Mount Bogong…

At just below 2000m, Mt Bogong is the best peak in Victoria. It looms over the small township of Mount Magnificence, not too removed from Falls Creek, and is a traditional multiday journey for bushwalkers – who don’t thoughts over 1200 metres of vertical ascent – or in snow – for eager backcountry skiers.

Sitting inside what’s known as the “Bogong Distant and Pure Space” of the Alpine Nationwide Park, it’s a spot of nice pure magnificence, regardless of the season, and for the well-prepared adventurer, a spot of remarkable wildness and epic tales.

On this episode, skilled outdoorsy kind, Hilary, takes us alongside on her journey snow tenting and cross-country snowboarding, when her skis stopped transferring ahead… however her physique saved going.

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Key episode takeaways

  • Significance of sporting a helmet snowboarding/snowboarding
  • Adventuring with a gaggle verus solo
  • The significance of realizing find out how to handle environmental risks (eg. chilly) throughout first support emergencies, find out how to heat somebody up and preserve them heat… and having the tools to take action.
  • The worth of considerate planning and communication between these doing first support and the affected person
  • The problem of lifting/carrying a affected person
  • Hmmmm, fruit cake
  • The trauma/stress skilled by first aiders – having the ability to take care of themselves too
  • The facility of the inexperienced whistle https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methoxyflurane
  • The worth of leaving keys with the automobile
  • Realising that AU’s Medicare doesn’t cowl ambulance or helicopter rescue. It’s totally different in every state so you should do the analysis on your scenario.
  • Why having ambulance cowl is crucial
  • Understanding what ‘again to regular’ can for outdoorsy people vs ‘regular’ people
  • Understanding that wellness is a course of and being reasonable about what meaning and being sort to your self
  • Accidents don’t simply have an effect on our bodily physique


  • Chook-footing = cross-country snowboarding (xc) or back-country
  • Publish holing = while you step on what you assume is agency snow, however sink deep as much as the knee and even increased. Exhausting over distance.
  • Yard sale = when a skier or snowboarder crashes onerous and all their gear goes all over the place. Skiis, poles, backpack. It appears to be like like a yard (Aussie = storage) sale.
  • AAWT = Australian Alps Strolling Monitor
  • DIN settings = is about in your ski bindings based mostly in your snowboarding skill, weight, top, boot and circumstances. It’s the industry-adopted scale that enables your skis to launch your boot while you crash (good, inflicting a yard sale) versus not releasing your ski which may exert excessive strain and wonky angles in your physique (unhealthy).

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Sponsor // Paddy Pallin

Rescued Podcast fundamental picture // Ben Cirulis and fotografija.com.au

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