Originally Posted by Alaskajim
I've tried to find the answer to the below question in the Regulations - no luck.
Question; What happens if a Trip Leader/Permit Holder (Grand Canyon) has to be medevaced and there is no PATL or qualifying Family Member on the trip? Thanks.
First, you probably wouldn't want to be on this kind of trip. If you have only one person capable of being a trip leader, you have an inexperienced group led by an optimist. Get some more experience on the trip!
Second, if by some magic combination of Karma, river God humor and plain bad luck you find yourself in a leaderless group, embrace the anarchy and proceed as best you can.
I mean, hopefully the trip leader wrote down a menu and schedule of some sort, or shared whatever planning had been done with someone, or at least had a map or two shared out; gather what you can, review it, throw it all in the sand and run about shouting and crying, then pop a beer and proceed with what seems to be the best course of action.
After all, what's the worst that can happen?