A major step has been achieved to ensure the safety of trekkers on the Uapishka Groulx Mountains. An emergency shelter was installed at Lac de la Plénitude, at an altitude of some 1,000 metres, in order to respond more effectively to growing needs in terms of safety. In addition to providing a heated space to stabilize individuals injured or suffering from hypothermia, the dome is equipped with all the devices needed for a rescue operation, such as a direct communication device with the Station’s patrol teams, a first aid kit and food.
With the new infrastructure, the Uapishka Station can also meet several other incidental needs, including monitoring of compliance with regulations within the MUWBR protected area, deployment of scientific research projects and installation of environmental data collection tools like a weather station.
The Caniapiscau RCM, the Manicouagan RCM, the MUWBR, the Innu Council of Pessamit, the Laurentian Forestry Centre of Natural Resources Canada and the Sûreté du Québec made it possible to install this permanent structure.
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