A personal reflection by Dr Kate Baecher of two consecutive alpine emergencies in the Baltoro Region of Pakistan and lessons learnt when engaging commercial operators for expeditions. “In late September 2018, I decided – along with a couple of outdoor buddies – to sign onto a 25-day trek into the Baltoro Glacier region of Pakistan.
On December 12, 2018 at 12:00PM Karts and a small group of friends and officials from the Arizona Trail Association reached the trail’s southern terminus on the Mexican border. This completed Kart’s 1,600 mile round-trip of the grueling Arizona Trail, one of the United States’ long-distance national scenic trials. He referred to it as his