German Tourist missing from Alice Springs

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German Tourist missing from Alice Springs

Postby Warin » Wed 09 Jan, 2019 1:02 pm

Monika Billen, 62, last seen leaving the Desert Palms Resort on Barrett Drive at 10:30am on January 1.

Possibly gone on a remote walk (at this time of year).
Police have deployed a Remote Piloted Aircraft to popular walking tracks.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-09/ ... h/10702166
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Re: German Tourist missing from Alice Springs

Postby CBee » Wed 09 Jan, 2019 1:30 pm

Bushwalking and climbing in high temps is hard and demanding but definitely doable, given nowadays gear and tech. In NT you can make it as hard as you want, given harsh summers...
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Re: German Tourist missing from Alice Springs

Postby Overlandman » Wed 16 Jan, 2019 6:17 pm

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Re: German Tourist missing from Alice Springs

Postby Overlandman » Sun 20 Jan, 2019 7:55 am

Walking & Exercising in Hot Temperatures

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-20/ ... s/10714576

Underestimating the wrath of the Australian sun and heat can have devastating consequences, a truth laid bare by two recent tragic incidents.
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Re: German Tourist missing from Alice Springs

Postby Overlandman » Wed 23 Jan, 2019 8:58 am

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Re: German Tourist missing from Alice Springs

Postby Warin » Wed 23 Jan, 2019 12:49 pm

Calling for people to carry trackers ... um no.
Her phone, once they got to doing something with it, was adequate, in this instance, to give them enough clues.

Having PLBs avalible would be the next step.
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