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(BBC-US)   Australian hiker miraculously survives Australian hike. Almost made it over the Alps to Switzerland   (bbc.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Hiking, Orthopaedic surgeon Nicola Ward, Mr Parker, Neil Parker, Australian hiker, Orthopedic surgery, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, experienced bushwalker  
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2019-09-18 7:55:42 PM  
Noit vary gid et this wookayebout stiff, eyh, mate?

/ can't do an accent because the words are twisted like a drunken kiwi got them then played cockney hackey sack with the vowels.
 
2019-09-18 10:30:07 PM  
Fark needs it's own Australia section. So much crazy sheet goes down there all the time. It's a different world. Serial killers all over the south because it's rural as rural can get and of course you can make a dingo joke.

"Izza a neetional treedgidy, mate ..."
 
2019-09-18 10:35:25 PM  
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2019-09-18 10:38:34 PM  
Not too many brown snakes in Austria, so where's the problem?
 
2019-09-18 10:44:39 PM  
Australia is actually a very safe, boring, normal place. We make this stuff up just to fark with you.
 
2019-09-18 10:47:08 PM  
That's why you don't go hiking in a dirndl.

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2019-09-18 11:19:19 PM  
Something something elephants
 
2019-09-18 11:22:26 PM  
Brings back memories. The road from Brisbane up to Mt Nebo is a motorcyclist's wet dream, with a nice little motorcycle-friendly cafe at the top.

Until it became a victim of its own popularity. The boy racers arrived, the accidents (and deaths) started happening, the speed limits came down, the enforcement went up, and it's upright all the way. Don't even dare to go fast enough to lean the bike, or the police will nab you.

Glad this fellow's alright. I spent many an hour hiking up there. Saw my first death-adder, and discovered just how stealthy I could be when walking backwards.
 
2019-09-18 11:29:50 PM  

steerforth: Australia is actually a very safe, boring, normal place. We make this stuff up just to fark with you.


Not out in the bush ...
 
2019-09-18 11:53:12 PM  

ol' gormsby: Brings back memories. The road from Brisbane up to Mt Nebo is a motorcyclist's wet dream, with a nice little motorcycle-friendly cafe at the top.

Until it became a victim of its own popularity. The boy racers arrived, the accidents (and deaths) started happening, the speed limits came down, the enforcement went up, and it's upright all the way. Don't even dare to go fast enough to lean the bike, or the police will nab you.

Glad this fellow's alright. I spent many an hour hiking up there. Saw my first death-adder, and discovered just how stealthy I could be when walking backwards.


Sure. If you don't mind riding on the wrong side of the road.

/as for the guy in the article, he should know better than to go chasing waterfalls
 
2019-09-19 12:48:00 AM  

vudukungfu: Noit vary gid et this wookayebout stiff, eyh, mate?


I'll give it to you on a technicality, since he spent the last part of his trip crawling.

But this dude is a bad ass. Things went south, he sucked it up and dealt with it. And he was prepared/skilled enough to cope

His only major screw up that was obvious from the article was hiking alone, and I'm in no position to criticize someone for that.
 
2019-09-19 1:50:42 AM  

Resident Muslim: If you don't mind riding on the wrong side of the road.


That's part of the problem. Kids on bikes with performance that exceed their riding skills and judgement. They view it as a racetrack, cutting corners, and ending up on the wrong side of the road. With oncoming traffic, or steep dropoffs.
 
2019-09-19 6:23:28 AM  
I think you meant "over the Alps to Swaziland".
 
2019-09-19 9:20:03 AM  

vudukungfu: Noit vary gid et this wookayebout stiff, eyh, mate?

/ can't do an accent because the words are twisted like a drunken kiwi got them then played cockney hackey sack with the vowels.


Came here to make a similar "Downside: he still speaks Australian" comment.

Australian Accent:  take the nasalness of Cockney, add in Texas drawl, then shove the words out through your nose using a vocabulary invented by a 5 year-old playing with a Scrabble set.

/South African accent is a close second for horridness
 
2019-09-19 9:22:33 AM  

ObscureNameHere: vudukungfu: Noit vary gid et this wookayebout stiff, eyh, mate?

/ can't do an accent because the words are twisted like a drunken kiwi got them then played cockney hackey sack with the vowels.

Came here to make a similar "Downside: he still speaks Australian" comment.

Australian Accent:  take the nasalness of Cockney, add in Texas drawl, then shove the words out through your nose using a vocabulary invented by a 5 year-old playing with a Scrabble set.

/South African accent is a close second for horridness


that's far too complicated
 
2019-09-19 9:49:41 AM  
rescued after 'carrying' broken leg

A hiker that good, you don't eat all at once.
 
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