Welcome to our section on mountaineering and mountain survival. Being at altitudes creates unique issues for all aspects of survival, from movement, to health, to dealing with injuries. Being stranded on a mountain does have a somewhat unique survival motivation in that you almost never want to stay up there, so much of the coverage is on how to move (ideally, descending) to safer environs. The information on this site was taken from US Army Field Manual FM 3-97.61 Military Mountaineering, as such the information is presented as to a soldier, even though you may not be one.
Browse the menu to the left for all our mountain survival content.