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Apr 25, 2010, 4:55 PM

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Rappelling, the most dangerous part of climbing,fatality report
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The images I posted here are real and were taking by a mobile camera from an overseas climber who send me his 8 min long movie clip about this accident so I could review and publish it in my upcoming book. I review the accident report and watched the film several times I was horrified that how easily a climber could die from a six meter fall.For 8 min I listen to pain and how a climber took his last breath and I'll tell you, this accident should not happened if both climbers inspected the old rusty 13 mm steel anchor cable that was wrapped around the boulder.

fatality report

The rusty cable snapped when climbers started to rappel. One climber hit his head between several rocks below and died minutes later. his partner landed on soft dirt and end up with minor injuries. Neither one had helmet but did bring one helmet and left it at the base.

Please spend plenty of time and triple check everything before rappelling.

edit to add: this was a double rappelling using the common power point.

Majid








more photos from the accident.the locals are checking the cable size cause i am not sure if it was 13mm.

MS








(This post was edited by majid_sabet on Apr 27, 2010, 2:06 PM)



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