Being here from the Uk since 1993, I am amazed at the amount of tax dollars spent on Mt. Hood Rescue/Recover missions every year?
Hey, here's a plan, not unlike the UK. If you are going to climb a tall mountain or engage in a sport that 99% of the gen pop do not engage in....you have to pay a premium for risk/adrenalin.
I think if you are going to climb/explore/off piste snow shoe on Mt. Hood in Oregon once you need chains and a snow permit, then you need to pay a bond to cover the recovery costs that drain my freakin income taxes from the State of Oregon should you become lost/need assistance to save your bottom! Should you descend the mountain in good health, then you have a no use no fee clause and and you are elligible for a 90% back perhaps of the bond?
I love to watch racing motorcycles. Should I choose to race a motorcycle at PIR in 2010, I will have to purchase additional medical insurance as the insurance from my small business employer will not pay for my off road racing accident costs. 99% of the population choose not to race motorcyles....nor climb a snow covered mountain in the winter months!
See where I am coming from?
Fail to plan, plan to fail, REME.
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