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Thread: a cautionary tale...

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    a cautionary tale...


    now i know the majority on here are well aware of the fickle alpine (and bush)conditions in NZ...
    but we do get a few here coming from other countries ...a sobering story all should read .
    the comment "we made a few mistakes" is probably one of the biggest understatements ive heard in a long time....so many poor decisions made by a couple who considered themselves experienced enough to do this without a true understanding of new zealands extreme and quickly changing weather
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    Wanganui without an "H".
    :"Pavlina Pizova and Ondrej Petr ignored weather warnings before setting off ill-prepared for a South Island hike."

    No need to
    change our lives to protect nor our problem to legislate against idiots, it only damages the rest of us.................Current Gun law changes. No need to say any more?
    “I'm not absolutely certain of the facts, but I rather fancy it's Shakespeare who says that it's always just when a fellow is feeling particularly braced with things in general that Fate sneaks up behind him with the bit of lead piping.”

    It was a confusion of ideas between him and one of the lions he was hunting in Kenya that had caused A. B. Spottsworth to make the obituary column. He thought the lion was dead, and the lion thought it wasn't

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    Bus driver
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    Yeah Scotty...so very true.....best thing I ever did was join the Wellington Deerstalkers as a kid......tagging along on hunts and tramps was the ultimate guide and experience to surviving in our environment......truly indebted to the older fellas who took the time to pass on skills,techniques and just plain good ol advice!!!...period........you cannot teach and learn this shit from books and videos,which seems to be the case with a lot of these clowns!!!
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    It's not the mountain we conquer,but ourselves.....Sir Edmund Hillary

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    “One of their mistakes” was not to inform anybody what they were doing to avoid paying for huts on the track......well that worked out well for everyone.

    Fkn freeloaders. Didn’t pay for huts but cost a life.

    I guess the taxpayer stumped up for the rescue costs.....

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