What Not To Do At Cypress Mountain

by The Editors on December 20, 2012

7723574Vancouver’s Sebastien Boucher is lucky to be alive even after warming his hands with a Ziplock bag full of his own urine. Boucher was riding British Columbia’s Cypress Mountain on Sunday when he took a wrong turn and ended up in the BC backcountry for three days, according to a story in the Calgary Herald.

Boucher did one run down the mountain and back up again. He was alone and although he had gone beyond the boundary ropes, he thought he knew the terrain. He was wrong. . . “In two, three seconds, that’s all you need. If you get distracted, two or three seconds.” . . Those seconds would become three days, lost in a deep freeze with no food or water, wandering to an out-of-bounds area six kilometres from his starting place in difficult terrain. Eventually, he took enormous risks to shinny down a cliff face to a creek, desperately trying to find water and get his bearings.

Boucher got out alive, but now it looks like he might get charged $10,000 for his rescue. Click the link to read the rest of all the things you shouldn’t do if you get lost in the woods.

[Link: Calgary Herald and The Chronicle Herald]

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