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Mountain Call

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I’ve always loved hiking and being in the mountains. When I gained enough confidence after three years of working an OA program, I signed up for a seven-day mountaineering trip. We would hike over snow and ice in the Canadian Rockies, carrying all our equipment and food and staying in alpine huts along the way. I was one of the least experienced in the group, and certainly the least fit, but I was told I’d be able to handle it. After we set out, thick snow cover made conditions more difficult than expected. I was constantly being reminded what precautions

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