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A Death on the Larapinta Trail

Thu 11 Jan, 2018 2:17 pm

http://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia ... =DELLDHP15

Not the best time of year to be walking the LT.

Re: A Death on the Larapinta Trail

Thu 11 Jan, 2018 5:06 pm

Apparently;
a day walk,
separated from his companion,
and little water.

Re: A Death on the Larapinta Trail

Fri 12 Jan, 2018 2:24 am

Yeah it's always incredible how fast you can die from dehydration/heat exhaustion in the bush. I've never undertaken a long hike by 30+ weather, but I've had dehydration episodes in the bush.Your mouth is dry, tastes funny, and you become slightly delirious and anxious. Very easy in that situation to take a wrong turn unfortunately. Luckily for me it happened in Croajingolong where you just follow the coastline and there's no way to get lost, plus I wasn't far from my car with extra water there. He was 750 m from his car, too bad he didn't have GPS...
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Re: A Death on the Larapinta Trail

Fri 12 Jan, 2018 9:17 am

Warin wrote:Apparently;
a day walk,
separated from his companion,
and little water.


And it was 42C.

A Death on the Larapinta Trail

Fri 12 Jan, 2018 4:03 pm

That time of year if you're going to walk almost anywhere in Aus, you take plenty of water and some sort of electrolyte.

Re: A Death on the Larapinta Trail

Tue 03 Sep, 2019 10:26 pm

From ABC

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-03/ ... a/11474682

A 36-year-old man has died on the Larapinta Trail in Central Australia.

The man had been walking with a family member when he collapsed on a remote bush walk trail two kilometres from Mount Sonder on Monday afternoon, Northern Territory Police said in a statement.
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