Preventing Tragedy in the Backcountry
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 697 , Segment 6
Episode: Upheaval in Yemen, Workplace Myths, Backcountry Tragedy
- Dec 5, 2017 7:00 pm
- 14:28 mins
Guest: Doug Julian, Mountain Safety Advocate It finally snowed here in Utah this week, so the winter adventure season has begun – snowshoeing, skiing, backcountry trekking are popular winter sports. Year-round, really, you’ll find people from all over the world exploring the Rocky Mountains. Any weekend of the year, there are Boy Scout troops and other youth groups out testing their wildlife survival skills. But this past summer, tragedy struck one of these groups when 17-year-old Douglas Julian died in the High Uinta mountains while on a backpacking trip with his Scout troop. His father, also Doug Julian, has become an advocate for mountain safety.