Thank you for the link. here is the essential of: "hikeSafe Hiker Responsibility Code"
You are responsible for
■With knowledge and gear. Become self reliant by learning about the terrain, conditions, local weather and your equipment before you start.
■To leave your plans. Tell someone where you are going, the trails you are hiking, when youíll return and your emergency plans.
■To stay together. When you start as a group, hike as a group, end as a group. Pace your hike to the slowest person.
■To turn back. Weather changes quickly in the mountains. Fatigue and unexpected conditions can also affect your hike. Know your limitations and when to postpone your hike. The mountains will be there another day.
■For emergencies. Even if you are headed out for just an hour, an injury, severe weather or a wrong turn could become life threatening. Donít assume you will be rescued; know how to rescue yourself.
■To share the hiker code with others.
I don't know if the AAC have a similar code for climber. Knowing one technique is good, but master three or four is better. I don't no either if the law is just for people who lost the path or if it is for an injure climber or hiker who made a mistake.
When a climber felt on an avalanche after he cut the lower edge of the slab with his tool is for me negligent. Knowing the area and the terrain, he should had climb the steeper place in the corner to avaoid to be caught in the avalanches. Futhermore, climbing after a snowstorm, when it is shiny blue sky, could be more dangerous than any things else...Finaly, a 14 8 thousand meters mountaineer died close to base camp when he decided to turn back at the summit of the mountain because too high danger and he felt in a crevasse on the glacier.
if I share the code with other, I will ask where do you find a place where the "slab ice can explode under highwater pressure"...or where do you find a boiler plate...I am sure that not many of you know the answwer.
knowing about self arrest, pidgeon hole, etc...isnt it the problem of learning to climb? and a problematic to rescue?