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Social media blamed for increase in bush rescues

How often have you chosen to do a walk based on a beautiful Instagram reel, or an exciting TikTok?  Have you considered how fit/experienced/lucky with the weather the poster is?  Have you considered that when someone says “easy”, it might be easy for someone who has scaled Everest, or is an experienced mountaineer, not so easy for you in your shorts and tshirt, just carrying a bottle of water?

According to New Zealand media, online content is misleading tourists into attempting hikes they are ill-equipped for, leading to several rescues being mounted across the South Island.  (And its happening more and more here in Australia too!)

Read the Great Walks article here
(Image Brewster Track.  NZ Department of Conservation.)