Friday, March 11, 2011

Not xenophobia - victim of cruel nature

So far three students have lost their lives during skiing holidays. Also this year we were not spared of such tragedies. For the second year in a row a young Dane lost his life at Bad Gastein.

How is it that we continue to lose such young lives who have not lived long enough so they could fulfill their potential. Can anything be blamed on the local population?

The answer is no. In fact it is important the the students continue to travel as they do and socialize as they have done until now because we are talking about losing a vital part of conducting their social lives if they stopped to travel to Austria.

They need to be prepared to the customs of the Friday bars at their future job once they are graduating the schools.

The young man lost his life because he fell off a cliff when returning to his hotel after a long night of afterskiing. Nothing much could have been done to prevent it as the conditions in the area are of a dangerous nature due to the staff working in the area. The danger was known in advance.

But a death is still a death. It is a terrible loss for his family. A solution could be that parents in larger number accompanied the students on the holiday and volunteered as night owls in Austria so they could see to that the students returned safely to their hotels.

May lives be spared in the future

Danske Dion faldt 30 meter ned og døde (BT, March 11, 2011)
Tidligere elev: - Det er et farligt sted (Ekstra Bladet, March 11, 2011)
Body of missing Dane found (Austrian Times, March 1, 2010)