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


On Mount Bogong…

At just below 2000m, Mt Bogong is the very best peak in Victoria. It looms over the small township of Mount Beauty, not too removed from Falls Creek, and is a traditional 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 referred to as the “Bogong Remote and Natural Area” of the Alpine National 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.

In 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 stored going.

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Key episode takeaways

  • Importance of sporting a helmet snowboarding/snowboarding
  • Adventuring with a gaggle verus solo
  • The significance of realizing find out how to handle environmental risks (eg. chilly) throughout first assist emergencies, find out 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 assist and the affected person
  • The problem of lifting/carrying a affected person
  • Hmmmm, fruit cake
  • The trauma/stress skilled by first aiders – having the ability to take care of themselves too
  • The energy 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 scenario.
  • Why having ambulance cowl is important
  • Understanding what ‘back to normal’ can for outdoorsy folks vs ‘normal’ folks
  • Understanding that wellness is a course of and being lifelike about what which means and being form to your self
  • Injuries don’t simply have an effect on our bodily physique


  • Chook-footing = cross-country snowboarding (xc) or back-country
  • Post holing = once you step on what you assume is agency snow, however sink deep as much as the knee and even increased. Exhausting over distance.
  • Yard sale = when a skier or snowboarder crashes onerous and all their gear goes in every single place. Skiis, poles, backpack. It appears to be like like a yard (Aussie = storage) sale.
  • AAWT = Australian Alps Walking Track
  • DIN settings = is ready in your ski bindings primarily based in your snowboarding skill, weight, peak, boot and circumstances. It is the industry-adopted scale that permits your skis to launch your boot once you crash (good, inflicting a yard sale) versus not releasing your ski which might exert excessive strain and wonky angles in your physique (unhealthy).

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Sponsor // Paddy Pallin

Rescued Podcast foremost photograph // Ben Cirulis and


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