Creating a Leg Splint in the Wild

Here are some points to consider before you watch the video. A lot of materials can be used to create rigidity to immobilize a a broken leg or an arm. Sticks or trekking poles can be uncomfortable and create “hot spots” that turn into sores/open wounds). Soft...
250 Uses of the Ice Axe

250 Uses of the Ice Axe

1 self arrest 2 somebody else arrest 3 walking stick 4 running stick 5 resting stick 6 sitting stick 7 just a stick 8 can opener 9 can closer 10 firewood 11 tent pole 12 tent stake 13 wind break 14 back scratcher 15 rear scratcher 16 leader poker 17 self defense 18...
A Peak Down the Back Trail

A Peak Down the Back Trail

A Peak Down the back trail by Larry Upson, 1967 Being a fairly personal and not-so-short historical account of our ancient and honorable affiliation for alpine endeavor. A Baby is Born In the summer of 1948, Richland was still a strictly “government town”,...
Welcome Guests

Welcome Guests

To Our Guests: Welcome! Please read the followings for a more enjoyable hike. I-MAC conducts hikes for the enjoyment of all who go along. The overall safety and enjoyment of the group is paramount in the conduct of all trips. As with many activities, hiking exposes...