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Learning and Instruction

Today I attended an outdoor first aid refresher course, which is the regular course required every two years to retain an existing outdoor first aid certificate. This instance of the course was run by the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council, … Continue reading

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Benefits of self-arrest

A couple of very lucky people have been in the news in the last few days. Both involved slipping, sliding for hundreds of metres down icy mountain slopes, and unusually getting away with it. Reading about them both prompted a … Continue reading

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Thoughts about river safety issues

The Waiohine River in flood, seen from Totara Flats. It’s probably not a good idea to attempt a crossing. In the past few days there’s been another river crossing tragedy in New Zealand, this time at Eggie. Once again, as … Continue reading

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