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Rescued Podcast // Ep 009 – Hilary’s XCSki boot was dealing with backwards

On Mount Bogong…

At slightly below 2000m, Mt Bogong is the very best peak in Victoria. It looms over the small township of Mount Magnificence, not too removed from Falls Creek, and is a basic 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 sort, 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 bunch verus solo
  • The significance of figuring out learn how to handle environmental risks (eg. chilly) throughout first support emergencies, learn how to heat somebody up and maintain them heat… and having the gear 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 – with the ability to take care of themselves too
  • The facility of the inexperienced whistle
  • 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 want to do the analysis to your state of affairs.
  • Why having ambulance cowl is important
  • Understanding what ‘again to regular’ can for outdoorsy people vs ‘regular’ people
  • Understanding that wellness is a course of and being real looking about what which means and being variety to your self
  • Accidents don’t simply have an effect on our bodily physique


  • Chook-footing = cross-country snowboarding (xc) or back-country
  • Submit holing = if you step on what you assume is agency snow, however sink deep as much as the knee and even larger. Exhausting over distance.
  • Yard sale = when a skier or snowboarder crashes arduous and all their gear goes all over the place. Skiis, poles, backpack. It seems like a yard (Aussie = storage) sale.
  • AAWT = Australian Alps Strolling Monitor
  • DIN settings = is ready in your ski bindings primarily based in your snowboarding capacity, weight, peak, boot and situations. It’s the industry-adopted scale that permits your skis to launch your boot if you crash (good, inflicting a yard sale) versus not releasing your ski which might exert excessive stress and wonky angles in your physique (dangerous).

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Sponsor // Paddy Pallin

Rescued Podcast essential picture // Ben Cirulis and

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