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Monday, June 14, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday: Danger sign




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An Australian tourist died on the Franz Josef glacier. He was part of a group of 12 on a day hike led by a guide on the glacier, on the West Coast.

The group, in single file, were negotiating a path along the bottom of a crevasse when he fell over and stopped breathing about 1.30pm.

In 2000, I walked to the glacier face with my husband and daughter and took this photo. It was a big giant river of ice.

13 comments:

Mildred said...

Your photograph is incredible. That's very sad about the hiker who lost his life.

peacefulgirl said...

Really cool picture. A bit scary though.

☺lani☺ said...

Wow, that's scary... nice picture!

Barb said...

We wanted to visit this glacier when we were in NZ several years ago, but it rained so hard, we turned back and didn't continue toward it on the S Island - we crossed Arthur's Pass instead. I've heard that walking on it is a scary adventure.

Dimple said...

Good place for that sign! Many people die every year by underestimating the danger of what they are doing.

Pete@HamiltonViews said...

WOW that's a cool photo :)

EG Wow said...

Oh dear! How awful!

I like your photo though!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I think I would heed that sign; looks dangerous to me!

☺lani☺ said...

Hi, I'm back to reply. I teach and study at the same time. This will be my last year in Taiwan... yes I can picture NZ...that's the only quiet and more nature place I really want to stay. We'll see...

Ah Ngao said...

below freezing point,..Ann? your teeth got * kak,kak,kak..*, ??

George said...

It must have been amazing to see a glacier like that up close. I would like to do that, although I would certainly pay attention to those danger signs.

To answer your questions about sempervivum. They are called hens and chicks because the mature plant is surrounded by new, young plants in much the same way as a mother hen is surrounded by a brood of chicks.

Spiderdama said...

Sad about the hiker.. your shot is good!

Cheryl said...

An amazing photo.