Hiking Accident Prevention: Extreme Heat Fatalities In Kalbarri National Park, Australia


 

S T O R I E S  P A S T  A N D  P R E S E N T


Cautionary Tales For Back Country Hikers


Heat Exposure and Dehydration Fatalities In Australia’s Outback Fall 2018


THERE ARE MANY STORES LIKE THIS OF HIKERS FOUND DEAD OR RESCUED IN CRITICAL CONDITION FROM HIKING IN EXTREME HEAT


Temperatures reaching 104º Fahrenheit, resulting in heat exhaustion and dehydration, are the suspected causes of several recent deaths in Australia’s outback.

An elderly couple, and two men in unrelated incidents, were found dead in the outback, from insufficient hydration while hiking.

Bob Cooper, Australian survival hiking expert, gives planning and survival tips when hiking during high temperature, in the November 4, ABC News article listed below.


ONLINE NEWS SOURCES

ABC News, November 4, 2018  Two People Have Died In Remote Parts of Western Australia In One Week — But Experts Say Most Outback Deaths Are Preventable, By Sarah Collard

ABC News, October 28, 2018 – Man Dies of Suspected Dehydration After Group Hiking In Kalbarri National Park Runs Out of Water, By Sarah Collard.

ABC News,  November 8, 2018  Remote Australian Deaths Prompts Warning Outback Travel Dangers Could Rise, By Emily Smith

ABC.Net.au, November 25, 2018 German Tourists Wandered 17km off Central Australia Hiking Trail Before Dying Of Dehydration, Heat Stress, By Neda Vanovac


KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Trip Planning Resources For Hikers and Backpackers


Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 25 years experience teaching exercise in New York City. Her bio is found on the About Page of this website.

Posted on August 4, 2021, in Hiking, Hiking Accident Prevention, Hiking Accidents and Fatalities, Hiking Safety and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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