whither_apophis: /don't climb solo
Elzar: My ass hurts just watching that thing...
marius2: So....what should we do if we're in that situation Farksperts?
CruiserTwelve: whither_apophis: /don't climb soloLooks like there was a climber ahead of him that knocked a chunk of ice loose. The guy tried to block it with his left hand and lost his grip and down he went.
ng2810: Still not as scary as that time a guy on a snowmobile nearly died when part of a snow-covered cliff collapsed beneath him.With this guy I kinda figured shiat was gonna happen when he tried to block the falling ice. With the snowmobiler that all came out of nowhere!
August11: Video is useless without a medical report.Do we know the extent of the injuries?
New Age Redneck: Voiceofreason01That looked like it hurt....a lot. Also a fine argument for why you should practice arresting techniques before you're several hundred feet up a steep slope made of ice. There is no self arrest on steep ice with a technical ice tool. Self arrest applies to a slope you can walk on and a piolet.marius2So....what should we do if we're in that situation Farksperts? Don't simul solo in the line of fire. Don't climb under another party. Falling ice? Turtle under your pack. Sink your tools with solid sticks. etc.Leading with gear on ice as well as soloing are no fall games, you do everything within the power of your being not to fall.http://24.media.tumblr.com/db7090a153e0f6cb0bc6cf556ecac818/tumblr_m ii 9ezrfGp1rsy34co1_500.gif
New Age Redneck: JohnBuck41Coincidentally, I just watched Vertical Limit(Chris O'Donnell, Bill Paxton) last night. There's a similar scene in that movie.The Vertical Limit is to real climbing what the Dukes of Hazard is to real law enforcement, just sayin'.
New Age Redneck: John Buck 41Still a fun movie I get the same thing with "Cliffhanger". Sly's got a rack you could split up with a dozen parties and have enough gear for each of them to aid climb El Cap, and naturally he's free soloing with that....I kinda wonder if the Hollywood folks knew they were making a comedy?
New Age Redneck: John Buck 41 Barry Blanchard also worked on the film (I think, and maybe Cliffhanger too), generally most Hollywood climbing films would have the best climbing consultants money can buy. That said, "real climbing"* is quite engaging for the participant and not so much for the audience./real climbing is my opinion* and is a very subjective... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1tBf455jXE This is a little more a reflection of modern climbing, and it is neat that the actual participants are the ones making the movie. Just don't know if anyone would "get it", just because I think "real" is better.... great view at 14:07
New Age Redneck: they are all great stories that don't need hyperbole or sensationalism to be compelling
Euell Gibbons: It's people like this that drive up our health insurance costs.
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