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April 27, 2020
When there's trouble on the trail, who are you supposed to call? In this week's episode, we examine the missed chances that led to the unthinkable one spring evening on the Appalachian Trail. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 20, 2020
To be a hiker is to accept a certain amount of risk. And yet the freedom to expose ourselves to that danger is part of the draw, but, as our next story shows, you never know what – or who – is coming down the trail. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 6, 2020
In October of 2010 search and rescue volunteer Pam Bales happened across an unconscious man while on a solo hike up New Hampshire's Mt. Washington. As the weather became life-threatening, Bales struggled to help the man to safety, all the while wondering what led him up the peak in the first place. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 27, 2020
Blue skies in Grand Teton National Park turn gray when a group of hikers are caught in a powerful rockslide. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 21, 2020
Yev Krasnitskiy and his three climber partners find themselves stranded without supplies while a storm prevents rescuers from reaching them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 23, 2019
On a 600 mile canoe trip, Alex Messenger encounters a grizzly while hiking alone on the Canadian tundra. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 16, 2019
In 1999, Malcolm Daly fell 200 feet while climbing a remote Alaskan peak. He spent the next two nights stranded and alone on an ice ledge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 9, 2019
Ryan Osmun, 35, took a wrong step while hiking in Zion National Park in February, and became trapped in quicksand. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 6, 2019
In our season finale, hear from experts to learn what's happening inside your brain during a survival scenario, what you can do to beat the odds, and how a former BACKPACKER editor nearly succumbed to the greatest threat out there—ourselves.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 6, 2019
In our season finale, hear from experts to learn what's happening inside your brain during a survival scenario, what you can do to beat the odds, and how a former BACKPACKER editor nearly succumbed to the greatest threat out there—ourselves.
August 6, 2019
In our season finale, hear from experts to learn what's happening inside your brain during a survival scenario, what you can do to beat the odds, and how a former BACKPACKER editor nearly succumbed to the greatest threat out there—ourselves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 15, 2019
In our season finale, hear from experts to learn what's happening inside your brain during a survival scenario, what you can do to beat the odds, and how a former BACKPACKER editor nearly succumbed to the greatest threat out there—ourselves.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 8, 2019
Stacy Liedle and her team continue to fight for their lives on the Emmons Glacier. With a storm fast approaching, the SAR team rushes to get everyone down safely—and then, tragedy strikes.
July 1, 2019
For Stacy Liedle and her team, reaching the summit of Washington's Mt. Rainier was the accomplishment of a lifetime. But a fall while descending the Emmons Glacier leaves the four climbers severely injured and in need of a rescue—before a winter storm strands them on the mountain.
June 3, 2019
Gregg Hein spent 6 days in Kings Canyon National Park alone after suffering a brutal open leg fracture.
May 27, 2019
An afternoon hike very nearly turned deadly when Scott Vuncannon was bit by a rattlesnake in the North Carolina backcountry without cell reception.
May 20, 2019
Todd Orr was out for a morning hike in Madison Valley near Ennis, Montana when he encountered a sow grizzly and her cubs.
May 13, 2019
Alone and distraught, a canyoneer fights to survive.
May 6, 2019
Pro skier Amie Engerbretson is buried in an avalanche just outside Alta Ski Area in Utah, and has to rely on her companions to rescue her.
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