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Operation Henk

This was an operation at QEII park for Henk Boekholt. The weather changed suddenly and got quite wet and chilly. A very sad story and a very sad outcome.

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TCA Field training

Always good to practice tracking more. Good evening…

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Vertical Rope Rescue

Spent the weekend doing Vertical Rope Rescue training. Really good…

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2010 SAREX

This was a station-based SAREX on private land near the Marchant end of the Tararuas. We were choppered down to Smith’s Creek area by Iroquois. I was a team leader. The nav went well. Some of the other stations like the murder crime scene were a bit rougher around the edges. Good weekend.

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Rope Rescue course

A really good course out at Kaitoke. Covered the fundamentals of rope rescue methods.

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Operation Gallagher

Two slightly misplaced hunters. They were really just a bit delayed due to thick scrub. All over very quickly.

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Field training, Extremes of Temperature

This was a really good presentation by Dr Jenny Visser. She also spoke about her time at the sherpa hospital in Nepal, and the effects of altitude. This was particularly interesting since I’m thinking of heading there later in the year.

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River Safety

Always fun playing some more in rivers and trying various things.

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