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    Lost for a month

    Just heard the ads for the news tonight, something about a lady surviving a month after er husband fell off the routeburn track and she was lost in the bush... Doesn't sound right to me, alone in the bush with no food for a month with the amount of snow around. Will update after the news

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    He fell and died, she made it back to a hut and broke into the wardens hut. No one came past due to heavy snow, czech embassy raised the alarm and she was rescued. Bloody long time to be out there alone after an incident like that.

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    We are forever reminded to 'stay put and don't wander off' if shit happens.

    By the sounds of it, she did the right thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K95 View Post
    He fell and died, she made it back to a hut and broke into the wardens hut. No one came past due to heavy snow, czech embassy raised the alarm and she was rescued. Bloody long time to be out there alone after an incident like that.
    Ahhh ok.

    Incidents like that I sometimes wonder if he fell or was pushed.... I know it's mean but
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    Bit odd no one noticed a car left in the carpark for a month as well

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    Well unless you visited the carpark a few times that month why would you notice.
    And given the time of the year that wasn't likely to happen.
    As for the other aspects of the story, hmmmmm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiB View Post
    We are forever reminded to 'stay put and don't wander off' if shit happens.

    By the sounds of it, she did the right thing.
    Sitting in a hut for an entire month instead of following a track (great walk, practically a highway) a few hours to the road to find help seems a pretty strange decision though. Seems more likely to me that she had some kind of breakdown after her husband died and just couldn't bring herself to make any decisions at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GravelBen View Post
    Sitting in a hut for an entire month instead of following a track (great walk, practically a highway) a few hours to the road to find help seems a pretty strange decision though. Seems more likely to me that she had some kind of breakdown after her husband died and just couldn't bring herself to make any decisions at all.
    Was wondering why she didn't walk out, bit of snow but not that much. Or she was waiting for any evidence that she pushed him to get buried / decompose with her husband's body

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    I think she was injured too. Took her days to get a couple of kms to the hunt.
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    Havent heard/read the story only whats on here but going by what information is on here it smells fishy,month old fish jammed under the pound belt fishy.
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    Any phone signal around that area?

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    She spent a couple of nights out in the open after he died.
    Mild frostbite, and then made it back to the hut.
    Sounds like she had some kind of mental breakdown ?
    I agree, it sounds a bit weird, but where we are at home in the back country, a tourist might be less so.
    I guess time will make things clearer.
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    Took her three days to travel 2km to the Hut in +1m snow which would have completely covered any sign of the track in a LOT of places
    Imagine sleeping out in that and being injured.
    One tough lady in my book.
    She also did exactly the right thing in staying put where there was shelter and food.
    Sure its no far from the hut to the road end but she had no idea of the condition of the track and given what she had endured to get to the hut why would see move from there.
    Don't think there is anything suspect in her story.
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    If she is sensible she will write a book, sell the story to some film maker and reap the rewards
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