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Dec 12, 2012, 5:28 PM

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Re: [moedersin] Bowline or figure eight?
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moedersin wrote:
John Long recently suffered a double compound ankle fracture
because his bowline wasn't tied properly,
I'm guessing he's tied a bowline once or twice before too.

I'd say if it can happen to John Long, it can happen to anyone.
Figure 8 > Bowline
Wishing him a speedy recovery.

The speed of information seems proportionate to its lightness of facts!

At least, in this present case, I've searched (the Taco, mainly) for some
statement from this surviving, well-initiated rockclimber,
as to what exactly occurred. There was a cryptic statement
put forward allegedly on his behalf that the accident resulted
"from an unfinished knot" --that inexact wording
is feritle for speculation, but for knowledge, not so much.


As I posted @ST:
In reply to:
In reply to:
**I guess** "unfinished" could mean 2 things:

But, for crying out loud, WHY ARE WE GUESSING?!

The conveyance of "information" via the Net is so
damn fast when unweighted by care in checking facts ... .

Already, there is another "bowline came untied" article fueling
lines of R&I, no doubt building some preponderance of evidence
after the fatal UK case, about which RGold & I tried to point
out that certain key bits of information --i.p., whether in fact
any actual >>knot<< was tied-- were unknown.

HERE, we have connection to the (thankfully, surviving) user;
how about actual-factual details,
vs. the usual this-appears-to-support-my-agenda spewing?


(This post was edited by knudenoggin on Dec 13, 2012, 10:34 AM)

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Post edited by knudenoggin () on Dec 13, 2012, 10:34 AM

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