death on Mt Taranaki

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death on Mt Taranaki

Postby wayno » Thu 29 Jun, 2017 6:02 am

Too early to speculate on what happened and why, out of respect.
more information will come to light eventually.
condolences to family and friends. RIP

https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily- ... t-taranaki
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another incident on Mt Taranaki

Postby wayno » Wed 05 Jul, 2017 4:38 am

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Re: death on Mt Taranaki

Postby GPSGuided » Wed 05 Jul, 2017 5:09 am

A most innocent looking mountain.
Just move it!
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Re: death on Mt Taranaki

Postby wayno » Wed 05 Jul, 2017 5:45 am

GPSGuided wrote:A most innocent looking mountain.


and theres the problem, lower than ruapehu crater lake. people think how hard can it be,.... the clearer the weather at this time of year the harder the ice freezes everything... and thats the weather people go up. at this time of year its for experienced mountaineers only...
you cant use an ice axe to self arrest when you've got a snow pole in the other hand, either have two ice axes and walk straight up with crampons, or one ice axe and zig zag sawpping the ice axe to the uphill side, ready to self arrest at any time, but you must practice somewhere safe with experienced instructors and go up with someone experienced
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