So my backcountry excursion was a bit of a botch. My roommate injured his ribs a few weeks ago snowboarding (…into a tree) and they flared up this morning while we were hiking. We had some friends along, and one of them was really struggling to keep up, and didn’t think he could make it the whole 12km with overnight gear on his back. So we hiked four kilometres in, had a snack and a bit of a rest, and assessed that it probably wasn’t terribly wise to go on. Then we hiked out.