There's always an inherent risk to playing in the mountains, but what happens when that risk turns into reality? In a recent article, Outside Magazine dives into the complex world of search and rescue finances to see who's left footing the bill when people need saving in the backcountry. In New Hampshire, people who act "negligently in requiring a search and rescue response" are liable to pay thousands after they are saved. Some say the bills are necessary while opponents argue that the prospect of forcing people to pay out of pocket for help will exacerbate potential crises.
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