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Thanks to all who posted. Wonderful insights, thoughtful proposals, stimulating discussion. Cheers~
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theres a document DOC have which dictates the standards the tracks need to be maintained to, specifies how much mud and piddles are tolerated by default... and about maintaining it.. cant ...
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found in the riverbed, believed to have drowned trying to cross the river
@TararuaHunter I'm not 100% sure of the year now, but I think it was late November 2009. If you know Tony Matheson he may still have the phone call I ...
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izogi - that's really useful, thank you! I've often come across your blog when researching trips :) Will give those a good read now but already looking highly relevant - ...
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The line may of been frayed or not tied properly causing the failure.
I had friends kayak L. Hauroko some years ago and remember their talking about the wind roaring down the lake. Maybe it was the Lady of the Lake's revenge! Hauroko ...
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The military aren't the only ones working on such things. I have seen more agile (maybe less robust) units.
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@AndrewTaylor - see this write-up: www.pntmc.org.nz/Tonys_Tararuas/Mangahao.pdf "Ngapuketarua Stream, or Weasel Creek" - apparently its the same thing. I cant even find "Rabbit Flat/s" marked on a modern topomap. Assume its in ...
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13/04/2019 Mt Lancelot A PLB activation was picked up by the Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) in Wellington at approx. 1920hrs, from a location near the Crow Hut in the upper Crow ...
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I don't think its only the 'ultralite' crowd that get into trouble. Most SAR callouts are for trampers, making wrong decisions, not knowing or ignoring the likely weather, the risk on ...
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found https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/112178733/search-under-way-for-missing-tramper-missing-in-canterbury-high-country
I also remember this event quite clearly. On many occasions I marched, ran or swaggered past a memorial to those lost. I've also developed friendships with many people who were ...
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This is hilarious for anyone who's been around American long-distance hikers haha https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oxpObyS4DE&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0QHNVKdw_UitisIo7Z_HxizBxWlgmwV7LKrJIm73GZsV91sE_zHNQ093I
Glen Currie has started a Facebook page called Mount Somers Walkway and made me an administrator.For a number of reasons,this will be temporary for me and someone else will pick ...
I pick and choose what threads to read. If I don't like the thread or it is of no interest to me - or if a boring know-all is relentlessly ...
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Car hire - can work out cheaper than shuttle and infinitely more flexible.
With respect to the Moderators tolerance so far, I'm dropping out of this thread. I'm more likely to mail respond if something comes up.
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Took a frozen fish curry for the first night dinner. We flew from Wellington to Dunedin to head to the track and my pack must have had a bit of ...
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No, I have often wondered myself about that
All the best with the shoulder recovery. I heard that ski field first aid posts could relocate a shoulder by telling the injured snowboarder etc. to take off their jacket! ...
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the stats in the report arent much use, they dont discriminate on the severity of the injury and they don't factor in how much more likely people might be getting ...
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A trip leader from a previous tramping club I was in some 30 years ago lead us astray quite spectacularly in the Ruahinis. This was some 30 years ago or ...
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Space junk now ?!. On a 557 day orbit around the Sun. ""Elon Musk sent a $100K Tesla Roadster to space a year ago. It has now travelled farther than ...
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I thought that was the pasta test - Throw it at the wall. If it sticks it's primo ?.
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