Traveling in the backcountry can be a lot of fun, but it also carries a lot of risks, especially during the winter season. Being prepared is very important if you plan on trekking through the backcountry. Here’s Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue manager Paul Berry with some helpful tips.

Once again, you can find those avalanche updates at http://www.mountwashington.ca/ and http://www.islandalpineguides.com/.