How To: Reduce Your Backcountry Travel Impact

Learn skills to reduce your impact when traveling in the backcountry with this 2-minute video. Applicable for hikers, climbers, scramblers, and pretty much anyone who enjoys on and off trail travel in the outdoors.
The Mountaineers The Mountaineers
October 03, 2016

At The Mountaineers, we've believe venturing into the outdoors is an essential piece of the human experience. It's important to implement low-impact recreation skills to keep our wild places as sanctuaries for the human spirit.

While traveling in backcountry areas - whether it be hiking, skiing, climbing, paddling, or running - following simple low-impact skills keep our trails from growing wider and reduce our impact on vegetation. Trail etiquette is also an important part of the shared outdoor experience.

Take a look at this short clip to learn - or review - simple ways to have lessen your impact on the wild places where we love to recreate:

View all of our Backcountry Impact videos to become an ambassador for our outdoor playgrounds.