Nick has a broad level of experience in the outdoors, including tramping, hunting, trail running, ski touring, mountaineering and, of course, armchair tramping. His interest in backcountry accidents stems from when he was working as a health and safety practitioner in the construction industry. With his outdoors career he has seen friends return from the hills, some having had near misses, others having accidents. Unfortunately, some friends have not returned. This has spawned an interest in backcountry accidents. Nick is always curious about the causative factors – are there patterns between different accidents? Most importantly, what lessons can other outdoors people learn?