- May 22, 2020
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Coast guard rescues stuck hikers and kayakers from the coastal cliffs every year out here. And there's always a few that don't get rescued...They threatened in a couple of places I'm aware of (Mount Hood in Oregon and the White Mountains of New Hampshire) to fine people who went out hiking unprepared and required expensive and dangerous rescues, or at least charging them for the expense involved.
It was generally agreed by the rescue community that doing so would make people hesitant to call for help, thus escalating their problems and making the situations even more dangerous for everyone involved.
I've been fortunate to survive all my life stupidity without need of outside assistance (so far), but maybe I'm smarter than the average bear, or damn lucky, or maybe I'm just kinda boring...
Good idea, jumping over there now.maybe, we should cross reference this thread to the discussion on ASA courses (Let’s start a conversation about ASA 101, etc. is it helping or hurting?)...
I agree and I think there are some very good questions we could/should ask. I have been on this forum for 11 years and before that I was on some brand specific forums. Stories like this happen a few times a year and most of them end with the group-think conclusion that the rescue-ese were idots and we should have let Darwin have his way. I don't think that is a useful assessment. All we know about the sailor's situation from this story is from this quoteThe whole situation is FUBAR.