AEST = Australian Eastern Standard Time which is 10 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), Listen to the news in Warlpiri, Yolngu Matha and Kriol, Live: NSW officials urge caution over Boxing Day shopping, New South Wales issues COVID-19 alert for flight passengers and multiple Sydney bus routes, Live: Australia wins toss and will bat first in Boxing Day Test, Nashville hit by 'intentional' explosion on Christmas morning, When Matt came to Australia to live the 'van life', things didn't go to plan. A man died on the Larapinta Trail on Monday. An American tourist has died while hiking the popular Larapinta Trail, west of Alice Springs, as temperatures sweltered. Australia has won the toss and chosen to bat first in the Boxing Day Test at the MCG. Authorities warn against embarking on the long trek in the heat because it comes with a high risk of becoming dangerously dehydrated, Chris Day from Parks and Wildlife said. "It wouldn't be a terribly advisable thing to do in 40-degree heat, to actually sprint away.". He was found dead less than a mile from a parking lot near the Larapinta Trail after taking a wrong turn in searing 42 degree heat on Tuesday. An American tourist has died during a hike on the popular Larapinta Trail, west of Alice Springs, in Australia.. No information is currently available about what caused the man to collapse, or where he was from. Duty Superintendent Rob Burgoyne told ABC Darwin: "It's about 1,300 metres tall and the actual walk that they undertook was about 16 kilometres there and back — so quite a hike.". This shot was taken from Brinkley’s Bluff. The 33-year-old Californian was reported missing late on Wednesday after taking a wrong turn on the trail near Mount Sonder. From the old Alice Springs Telegraph Station to the peak of Mount Sonder, the trail stretches 223 kilometres along the backbone of the West MacDonnell Ranges. In January 2018, a 33-year-old American tourist also died on the Mount Sonder trail. In February 2017, an elderly German couple who set out to hike Trephina Gorge, also in Central Australia, wandered up to 17km off a marked walk before dying of dehydration and heat stress on a 40-degree day. Detailed information about the Larapinta Trail, a walking trail that runs along the West MacDonnell Ranges in Central Australia. Jan 10, 2018 A 33-year-old tourist from the United States has died during a hike along the Larapinta Trail in the Northern Territory. It includes all of the following: a poster-sized folded trail map 19 talking about this. A report will be prepared for the coroner. A 36-year-old man has collapsed and died on the Larapinta Trail in Central Australia. Should you plan to take annual leave in 2021? "We are closely monitoring local authorities' investigation into the cause of death," an embassy spokesperson said. A 33-year-old American tourist has died after taking a wrong turn while hiking the popular Larapinta Trail, west of Alice Springs in Central Australia. The ABC understands the man was completing the Mount Sonder hike, about 150 kilometres west of Alice Springs, as a standalone walk when the incident occurred. "Its a very exposed mountain walk," Mr Day said. But they were led astray by an obscured trail marker and a washed-away fence that would normally have delineated the park boundary. On this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, you’ll trek through the Australian outback on one of the most spectacular walking tracks in the world—the Larapinta Trail. We wanted to say how amazing Damo & Vicki were on the Challenge Larapinta Trek we did in Sept 2019. Follow our live coverage for the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic. Mr Day said it appeared foreign tourists were not taking heed of warnings about the risks involved in the Larapinta trek, however acclimatising to the Territory's hot climate remained one of the main safety challenges. Matt Palazzolo was an actor and LGBTI activist and had set out to climb the 1,300m peak about 8:30am, but was found dead about 5:00pm 400m down the track, about 750m from a carpark near Redbank Gorge. The new look Larapinta Trail End to End trek is now a 16 day wilderness adventure. Wilfred and Gisela Thor, aged 75 and 73 respectively, were experienced hikers and only had one 600ml bottle of water with them as they set out on a 2km walk. "It was about three hours from when he was last seen and when his body was found.". The Larapinta Trail takes in a variety of desert habitats before rewarding walkers with magnificent 360° panoramic vistas, from the summit of Mt Sonder – the highest point and end of the trail. "His partner made it back to the Redbank Gorge carpark and raised the alarm, but unfortunately the 33-year-old didn't arrive and his body was eventually located about 400 metres down the track where he'd turned the wrong way. It also gives you information on the environment you will experience along the track. Interstate and overseas visitors can underestimate the toll the challenging landscapes, the remoteness, and the extreme weather conditions can pose. "It's almost physically impossible to put back the fluids that you're going to lose as quickly as you're losing them, and unfortunately people become dehydrated very rapidly before even realising that it's even happening," Mr Day said. The Larapinta Trail Website is one of the most comprehensive trail websites in the world. These maps will be published in John’s forthcoming book on the trail. We were super impressed with their maturity and care of the group. The itinerary has been designed to walk the entire length of the Larapinta Trail.. You only have to carry the things you need for the day in a small day pack and have your two experienced guides take … (Facebook: Matt Palazzolo) In January 2018, a 33-year-old American tourist also died on the Mount Sonder trail. On August 3, a 52-year-old woman who was three days into the five-day Jatbula trail walk, north of Katherine, had her leg trapped by a dislodged boulder "which was estimated to weigh several hundred kilos", CareFlight said in a statement. 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