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
How To: Reduce Your Backcountry Travel Impact

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.