The first time I went backcountry riding was no other than Banff’s Delirium Dive. We were instructed to get transponders & shovels, and having a buddy was mandatory. I kept thinking that they made such a big fuss about the whole thing, but when I looked over the top of the cliff, I quickly realized why. The ride was exhilarating and I recommend it to everyone, but it’s not hard to see why all that safety precautions were needed. You’re in the hands of mother nature’s very unpredictable environment. In fact, by the time I went back up the lifts, Delirium Dive was closed due to 2 injuries.
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