Stomach Issues – Case Study

Rafting is a Gas – You are camped during a private raft trip on the Colorado, in the heart of the Grand Canyon. You are still pissed at the large party that pulled in late the night before, taking up most of the great campsite you were first at. You vow next time to take […]

Laceration – Case Study

Beam Me Out of Here, Scotty – You are up at one of the 10th Mountain Division Huts on a December ski trip, tired after a great day of shredding some sweet powder.  The hut is pretty full, maybe 20 people.  You are ready to throw out a group of four twenty-something year olds, or […]

Ski Accident – Cast Study

First Tracks and Cracks – You and four college friends who flew in to help celebrate your birthday are doing an early season (Dec.) backcountry ski near Leadville.  Everyone is doing fine and though you are tired and it’s getting a bit late (3:00 pm) you decide to do one last run.  You slap the […]

Fall – Case Study

Narrow Miss? – You are on a three-day southern Utah canyoneering trip in late October with 3 friends.  You are all in your mid-twenties.  It is the afternoon of day two, in a very narrow side canyon when come up to a “pour off” where your side canyon joins a bigger flow.  It’s about a […]

Running Injury – Case Study

Run Amok – It is early October and you are on a trail run up above Golden (CO), about 3 miles from the trailhead when it starts to rain.   It is 2 pm with temps in the high 40s (F), with a moderate (10-15 mph) wind.  The trail takes a steep drop and at the […]

Heat – Case Study – August Newsletter 2019

Race to the Finish – You are working the medical tent at the finish of the Cascade Mountains Ultra Marathon.  It is Washington and around 5000 feet (1500 meters) so not hideously hot, but it is August so it’s definitely still hot with afternoon temps in the 90s.  The race started at 5 am to […]