Managing a Backcountry Fatality

“The meaning of life is that it ends.”

Franz Kafka

Kafka’s somewhat grim perspective reminds us that life is a precious and finite commodity. Many of us enrich our quality of life by spending as much of it as possible in the beauty of the wilderness. It stands to reason: by spending so much of our lives in the wilderness we increase the chance of them ending there.


March/April 2002 ISSN-1059-6518 Volume 15, Number 2

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