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Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 1:00pm
Cunnningham Park
Corner of Pinecrest and Larme
Allen Park, MI

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Elevation Hike Risk Mitigation Worksheet

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Description:Pick a topographic contour line and stick to it for a hike which should get us back to the starting point.
Program:Scouts BSA, Order of the Arrow
Adjusted Hazard:IIIE (Improbable, Marginal)
Mitigation Decision:Acceptable with Review
Prepared:2021-05-11 by Mark Bollman


Hazard Cause / EffectCorrective Actions
Hazard DescriptionCauseEffectInitial Risk RatingPossible Controlling MeasureClosing CommentsStatusFinal Risk
Hypothermia / FrostbiteExposure to cold temperatures over a prolonged period.Camper develops a condition which requires first aid or medical attention.IIICEnsure proper preparedness of participants prior to activity. Those who are unprepared must remain in cabin.IIIE
Hypothermia / FrostbiteExposure to cold temperatures over a prolonged period.Camper develops a condition which requires first aid or medical attention.IIICEnsure proper preparedness of participants pror to hike. Those who are unprepared must remain in cabin.IIIE
Hypothermia / FrostbiteExposure to cold temperatures over a prolonged period.Camper develops a condition which requires first aid or medical attention.IIICLimit time spent hiking based on observed weather conditions: spend less time hiking in cold and/or rain.IIIE
Hypothermia / FrostbiteExposure to cold temperatures over a prolonged period.Camper develops a condition which requires first aid or medical attention.IIICMonitor weather conditions and if they are not conducive to outdoor activities, change the location, reduce the duration of the even, or change to a different event which is better suited to the weather.IIIE
Minor Injury (sprain, bruising)Rough or slippery terrain leads to twisting or a minor fall.Camper steps on something which doesn’t bear their weight or causes them to lose their footing.IIICCamper can use trek poles to help retain footing.IIIE
Minor Injury (sprain, bruising)Rough or slippery terrain leads to twisting or a minor fall.Camper steps on something which doesn’t bear their weight or causes them to lose their footing.IIICCampers taught “Never step on what you can step over, and never stop over what you can step around”IIIE
Minor Injury (sprain, bruising)Rough or slippery terrain leads to twisting or a minor fall.Camper steps on something which doesn’t bear their weight or causes them to lose their footing.IIICLimit hiking to well-used trails, particularly in situations of poor weather or walking conditions (ice or snow).IIIE

Historical Context: This event was first held at Winter Camp II (in 1978). It was been held a total of 1 times without an incident.

Based on Location: O Timing: D Category: Hike

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