3/6/14 Expedition Planning Day at the MC ~ Liam Kelleher
In preparation for our first expedition this coming week (woohoo!), one thing we went over this morning was our risk management and how before we do something, like flipping off of a rock into the snow, that we should think about the consequences and the risk of our actions before doing them. Doing this can prevent not only you from getting into a tough situation, like getting injured, but also the whole group having to then tend to you, which then puts the whole group in a tough situation.
With that said, we also went over safety precautions we can take so we can try to totally avoid risk altogether. There are some things that we are more in control of as far as our safety goes like clothing, food, water, etc. but other things that we are not in control of like weather but we just have to roll with the punches and be ready for anything that comes at us.
After talking about risk management and safety precautions for the trip we then split into our two expedition groups, both groups consisting of three tarp groups, two mountain campus teachers, and a guest expeditioner being either Ian Black or Scott Clausen. Once in our groups we went over the general routes and camping sites we plan on following and resting at and also any other questions we had about clothing we should bring.