Episode 89: Lost & Found

Lydia Sturgis and Krista Elkins

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Lost in the mountains is a vulnerable place to be. Lydia Sturgis shares her experience losing the trail for a night in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana, and heli nurse Krista Elkins gives advice for both how to prevent getting lost and what to do if it happens.

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Featuring: Lydia Sturgis and Krista Elkins

Hosted by Gale Straub 

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Music is by Jason Shaw, Josh Woodward, Lee Rosevere, and Kai Engel via freemusicarchive.org using a CC by A license

Music is also by Sun Shapes

In this episode, you’ll hear:

– Lydia’s hike and climb up Granite Peak, the highest mountain in Montana
– Why it’s important to trust your climbing partner
– What Lydia and her climbing partner Artie did when they got lost on the way down
– Advice from heli nurse and paramedic Krista Elkins for ways to prevent getting lost
– Gear to bring on an overnight
– What to do if you do get lost for one night and more than one night
– Recommended courses for outdoor enthusiasts
– Why it’s worth getting out there, even with the risks
– What Lydia learned while she was out there

Lydia Hiking Up to Granite Peak

Lydia and her climbing partner Artie

Krista in the Outdoors

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