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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-20-2010, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/l...shColumbiaHome
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A German adventure guide is feeling a bit sheepish after he had to be rescued from B.C.'s backcountry last week -- and not for the first time.

A group of seven people had trekked north of Harrison Lake to scout locations for a documentary about people who have searched for gold in the nearby mountains.

The team became stranded in an area of steep cliffs when heavy fog rolled in.

"It was not possible to look around and to find the right direction to step down. It was too foggy," team leader Anton -- or Tony -- Lennartz told CTV News.

"I thought it is too dangerous for them."

Lennartz says he has travelled to Canada 26 times to lead tours in the bush and backcountry, and he calls himself a survival trainer on his website. But he's triggered two search and rescue efforts in B.C. -- the first was in 2008.

Humbled by the province's rough terrain, he's now grateful to B.C.'s search and rescue teams.

"They help and help and help. They want to help people," Lennartz said.

Last week, his group was saved by North Shore Rescue. In 2008, it was a crew from Squamish.

"They are so good. They work so perfect -- 110 per cent," he said. "I have hair raised for me. The quality from that people and the sense after that -- they do 110-per-cent job. Thanks for that."

B.C. Solicitor General Mike de Jong said that the need for a second rescue is disturbing.

"It's important that anyone enjoying B.C.'s backcountry do so in a responsible and safe manner, taking the necessary precautions to keep themselves safe," he said in a statement.

For their part, Lennartz and his crew say they plan to make a donation to the search-and-rescue crews that helped them.
bc is a dangerous place ...
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"They help and help and help. They want to help people," Lennartz said.

It also costs and costs and costs. Glad to see he is making a donation. Now perhaps he could use a bit of wisdom to avoid getting into situations where he has to rely on his (or evidently, SAR's) survival 'expertise'.[V]
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I saw the news on this. 7 people. one tarp. left the stove in the car. not the best planned trip.
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quote:A group of seven people had trekked north of Harrison Lake to scout locations for a documentary about people who have searched for gold in the nearby mountains.
I wonder if it's the guy that bombarded CT with all those gold threads a couple of years ago.
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He should have his guiding cert, if he even has one, pulled in Canada.
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He is probably used to the convienence of the rescue system in the alps. I wonder how long it will be before we can get something similar.
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Not certain if one needs any training or certification to call oneself a guide in BC. If one wants to be a fishing "guide," one can just pay a fee to the BC government, sign some papers, and it's done as far as I understand.

Misrepresenting oneself as a member of an accredited organization when one is not is fraud. Calling oneself a "guide" without any accreditation is apparently not.
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I think this guide needs us to guide him...


Evan and I are willing to provide services to these gold hunters...Here is our advertisement geared especially for Tony





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Wow Marduk thats awesome!
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We may have to dicuss our price per day hey Adam.
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Anyone who needs rescue for a second time, deserves to eat the bill.



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Anyone who needs rescue for a second time, deserves to eat the bill.
Amen...
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Surely this would depend on circumstances. You need rescue after an injury that could happen to anyone in your situation (rockfall, a slip, the knee just goes, etc.), i understand - not much to be done, as these things are a natural risk of the sport.
You get lost twice and can't wait it out or find your way? Issue.
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Very funny man very funny!
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I think this guide needs us to guide him...


Evan and I are willing to provide services to these gold hunters...Here is our advertisement geared especially for Tony





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It is now and will continue to be the policy of SAR that people do not have to pay for rescue. This guy is making a donation, and I'm sure he feels like a bit of an ass. While it's unfortunate that he has required rescue twice, I hope that people don't use this to further the cause for a pay-per-rescue system. I can recall previous examples of people requiring multiple searches, specifically folks with mental health issues walking away from home, requiring an urban search on more than one occasion.
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