Mt Fox incident
I see a tramper was assisted from Mt Fox recently,wearing sneakers & jeans.Lessons learned here.My concern is that after the tramper raised the alarm on flukey cell phone coverage,a cop was tasked to drive from Ross to help. There`s a very capable SAR team right in the township;often time is of the essence,but wasting time & resources like this doesn`t make any sense.
seems they had to be coaxed to walk back out themselves. did they freak out in the snow? someone completely out of their depth
Yes more info needed. My best guess is that the SAR team may have been alerted, but if (based on the conversation) they were expecting to find him a short way up the track by the time anyone reached there, it may have made sense for the officer to hop up the track for a check more immediately.
The cop from Ross had a 156km/2 hour car trip to get to Fox.Unless there`s more to the story,it doesn`t add up when the local SAR boys are on the spot.
The Mount Fox Im thinking of is closer to Ashburton than Ross and even closer to Fairlie. It also has a ski patrol Im confused
@geeves: That's Fox Peak near Fairlie.
It was the Mt Fox a little south of Fox Glacier. We have a bit about the route on this site. https://tramper.nz/16147/mt-fox-route/
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