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RIP Magnus Kastengren.... Crazy!

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This bit at the end of the article is impressive (in a bad way) as well:

 

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High-altitude deaths

 

There have been at least seven deaths on NZ mountains in the past three months:

August 12: Jamie Vinton-Boot, 30, died in an avalanche while climbing along the western face of The Remarkables. He was the 2012 NZ Mountaineer of the Year.

August 31: British-born Caroline Johnstone, 44, slipped on ice while retrieving her snowboard on Mt Ruapehu.

September 13: Duncan Rait, 36, fell 150m off a ridge near the Tasman Glacier at Aoraki-Mt Cook National Park.

September 14: Englishman Robert Buckley, 31, died after falling 700m near Mt Sefton Bivvy, at Aoraki-Mt Cook National Park.

October 28: Hiroki Ogawa, 31, and Nicole Sutton, 29, died after spending two nights in a snow trench after bad weather set in on Mt Taranaki.

November 3: Magnus Kastengren, 31, falls 600m to his death from Aoraki-Mt Cook while taking part in extreme skiing.

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tell me about it..... 

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"Extreme" in skiing means putting your life on the line...and many do exactly that.
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One of the last pics of Magnus alive on Andreas' FB page 10.31.

 

https://www.facebook.com/thoughtsfromhighplaces

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Andreas put up the first hand account of Magnus' death on his blog.  Definitely a chilling read.

 

http://andreasfransson.se/

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Excellent read.

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Andreas put up the first hand account of Magnus' death on his blog.  Definitely a chilling read.

 

http://andreasfransson.se/

 

Thanks for sharing, it was a very interesting (for lack of a better term) read. 

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