When you project a map of SARs, you get some interesting stuff -- the expected cluster around Whitney, but also a strange cluster in Dusy (and that was only 3 years data). Kind of like a Bermuda Triangle.
Having been over Bishop Pass twice in my long life and having got horribly
altitude-sick both times, I'm wondering if this could be part of the reason for the Dusy cluster. That is, Bishop is a quick, popular, high-altitude way into the park, and people who are in good physical shape but unaccustomed to the altitude could easily get themselves into trouble there. Piute Pass would be another, but I've only been out
that way and never in; do most groups spend their first nights in Humphreys Basin, thus either (a) acclimating or (b) getting rescued by the Forest Service instead of the Park Service?
Thanks for the mini-review of Deep Survival.
I'll check it out of the local library instead of rushing right out to buy it