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Chunk of NZ glacier crushes 2 Australian tourists (apparently ignored rope barriers)
AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/8/09 | AP

Posted on 01/08/2009 1:09:03 PM PST by NormsRevenge

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – A falling chunk of glacier crushed two brothers to death at a popular tourist spot, and one remained buried under ice blocks the size of large vehicles, police said Friday.

The two Australians apparently ignored rope barriers set up to prevent hikers from wandering into dangerous areas.

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TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: australian; chunk; crushes; glacier; newzealand; tourists
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To: NormsRevenge

Didn’t the glacier realize that they were special and exempt from having to stay behind the barriers?


21 posted on 01/08/2009 1:37:28 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (It's no longer the Press Van, it's a "Tanker" Truck!)
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To: NormsRevenge

We need Galcier Control and a one glacier a month limit!


22 posted on 01/08/2009 1:38:38 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (It's no longer the Press Van, it's a "Tanker" Truck!)
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To: NormsRevenge

G’day mates...


23 posted on 01/08/2009 1:39:07 PM PST by tips up
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To: NormsRevenge

I hiked NZ’s South Island Fox Glacier... I followed all the rules put down by the guide... Trajan88 is a strong dude, but not rain-forest-based-giant-glacier strong ;-)


24 posted on 01/08/2009 1:43:10 PM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

Hey - hold muh snowcone and watch this!


25 posted on 01/08/2009 1:56:51 PM PST by rusty millet
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To: rusty millet

Well they won’t have to put them on ice.


26 posted on 01/08/2009 2:01:03 PM PST by dblshot
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To: caver

I believe that picture was taken some years ago in Switzerland. If memory serves, that’s Lake Geneva in the background. It was freezing rain, or freezing spray off the lake, or both.


27 posted on 01/08/2009 2:05:15 PM PST by jimtorr
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To: Experiment 6-2-6; KSCITYBOY
If it were colder, the blocks of ice wouldn’t have fallen!

All the funnier when you think it's summer down there right now!

28 posted on 01/08/2009 2:17:11 PM PST by mwilli20 (The communists used to call it "voluntary work")
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To: NormsRevenge

“Those barriers are there for a reason. Dummies”

Barriers and rules only exist to spoil everyone’s fun, you should know that.


29 posted on 01/08/2009 2:31:03 PM PST by Peter Horry (We shouldn't accept things just because somebody says so .... Dixie Lee Ray)
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