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Kepler Track, Te Anau, New Zealand

-45.4512829°S, 167.6858995°E

Posted on January 21, 2019 by Claire

What happened?

We were on our 2nd day and had hiked up to Mount Luxmore and right along the mountain ridge (5 hr.) We  had just past the second shelter where we had stopped to rest, eat and drink and were at the top of the stairs ready to start our decent when I suddenly became light headed, dizzy, nausea and very weak. I couldn’t stand up. I was with my Husband and tramping buddy.  They moved me to the side of the track, where I was more protected from the wind. They lay me on a plastic sheet to keep me off the ground and wrapped me in a couple of sleeping bags, emergency  blanket,  and another plastic bag to protect me from the showers of rain coming in. We realised quickly I was unable to get myself down to the hut so they activated the Personal Locator Beacon. I had started shivering despite being all wrapped up and I was also concerned for them. It was very scary but was reassuring to know that we had a beacon and help would be on its way. we were so pleased we had emergency equipment. Without it things could have turned out very differently. The emergency services responded quickly and were wonderful at communicating with our contact person at home. They sent a helicopter up who were able to land(just) and take me and my husband off the mountain back to Te Anau. We will always carry a PLB and highly recommend to everyone else out enjoying nature.

 

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Kepler Track, Te Anau, New Zealand

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This product has been replaced by the ResQLink View. Learn More It may be small, but it's tough. The ResQLink™+ Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) is a buoyant, GPS-enabled rescue beacon that's suited for outdoor adventures of all sizes (think: everything from hiking and cycling to hunting and fishing). Should you run into an unexpected survival situation, the ResQLink+ PLB will relay your location to a network of search and rescue satellites, allowing local first responders to more easily get you home safe and sound. Be Prepared for the Unpredictable!  
  • Buoyant
  • LED strobe light
  • Self Test
  • 66 Channel GPS
  • Easy emergency activation
  • Antenna clip

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