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Science of Survival Ep 24 Dec 19, 2017

He That Is Down Need Fear No Fall

Falls are the leading cause of death in the backcountry. (Predrag Vuckovic/iStock)
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Falls are the leading cause of death in the backcountry. Nothing else comes close. And while many are freak accidents that amount to nothing more than bad luck, some are more nuanced and interesting—and personal. If you found yourself stuck at the bottom of a canyon with a broken leg, what would you do? And why? In this episode we go inside the thought process of a real-life survivor—one who happens to host a podcast about survival.

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