Thursday, August 10, 2017

William Pike

Yesterday William Pike came in to our classroom to talk about the challenge! that's his website!

He  told us the story and it went like this, Just after dark one evening on Mt. Ruapehu, William Pike was about to doze off to sleep when 1.5million cubic meters of mud, water and rocks erupted from the mount. Crushed and critically injured, his partner had no option but to leave him for help. What followed was to be one of NZ’s most dramatic alpine rescues, and an epic story of a man’s will to survive in an inhospitable environment. He became critically hypothermic and doctors and rescue authorities noted his survival as ‘a miracle ‘. Among other life threatening injuries, his right leg was amputated below the knee. 

That's a picture of him!

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