STP1553

    Cross-Country Skiing Injuries in the Czech Republic During the 2003–2010 Period

    Published: Nov 2012


      Format Pages Price  
    PDF (68K) 5 $25   ADD TO CART
    Complete Source PDF (8.1M) 5 $90   ADD TO CART


    Abstract

    The Czech mountains are suitable for performing winter sports, mostly cross-country and alpine skiing. Unlike higher mountain ranges, most cross-country ski trails run on the crest of the mountain ridges. It is possible to record steep and long downhill runs on maintained and sometimes icy trails. We monitored injuries treated by the Mountain Rescue Service (MRS) in seven mountain ranges comprising the 600 km natural border of the Czech Republic. There are 10 × 106 participants per season. The injury rate for cross-country skiers was 0.1 per 1000 participants per day.

    Keywords:

    cross-country skiing, exhaustion, groomed piste, mountain rescue association


    Author Information:

    Rokyta, Jan
    The Czech Republic Mountain Rescue Association LOM,

    Chlad, Rudolf
    The Czech Republic Mountain Rescue Association LOM,


    Paper ID: STP104486

    Committee/Subcommittee: F27.30

    DOI: 10.1520/STP104486


    CrossRef ASTM International is a member of CrossRef.