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Ruahine Ranges, New Zealand

-40°S, 176.1°E

Posted on May 3, 2018 by luke walton

What happened?

I was tramping with my brother. we had stayed at a hut over night and left early in the morning to tramp to the next hut, Triangle, in the Ruahine Ranges of New Zealand. Weather was misty and starting to rain. We got to Triangle in good time and started to make our way down the river to the next hut, Iron Gate, about 2 hours down stream. The river was low and crystal clear, and the rain had set in. The going was okay down the river until we had nearly reached Iron Gat hut. There another stream met the river with enough volume to make any river crossings down stream impassable. The river was rising and we were in a fix. Climbing a ridge to get a better view and to see if there was a better place to cross the river, only confirmed that we were cut off from the hut and the river was now brown and far to swollen for us to back track to Triangle hut. We were trapped and it was still raining.With food and supplies but no tent and unable to start a fire because everything was so wet we made the decision the activate the PLB. The rescue helicopter winched us out 2 hours later.

Words of wisdom

With food and supplies but no tent and unable to start a fire because everything was so wet, we made the decision the activate the PLB. The rescue helicopter winched us out 2 hours later.

Thank you note

Thank you ACR.

Rescue location

Ruahine Ranges, New Zealand

Rescue team

Local Search and Rescue

ResQLink™+

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This product has been replaced by the ResQLink View.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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