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6 hour hanging ice rescue!?!?!
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http://news.scotsman.com/...icy-cliff.5926948.jp

I really have no clue what is going on here. Did the dude get stuck in a crack or something?

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shoo wrote:
http://news.scotsman.com/...icy-cliff.5926948.jp

I really have no clue what is going on here. Did the dude get stuck in a crack or something?

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It sounds like he got stuck in a chimney...which I can see happening. The article states that he was stuck, but also that he clung on for 6 hours by his fingertips....reporters are OBVIOUSLY embellishing that one. If you're stuck in a chimney, how are you also clinging for dear life by fingertips?


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malcolm777b wrote:
shoo wrote:
http://news.scotsman.com/...icy-cliff.5926948.jp

I really have no clue what is going on here. Did the dude get stuck in a crack or something?

Edited to make clicky

It sounds like he got stuck in a chimney...which I can see happening. The article states that he was stuck, but also that he clung on for 6 hours by his fingertips....reporters are OBVIOUSLY embellishing that one. If you're stuck in a chimney, how are you also clinging for dear life by fingertips?

That makes sense, and in retrospect, is pretty obvious.


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few years back ,there was another case in UK where party of two climbers were climbing in snow one fell toward a very bad roof and he arrested by his partner's rope for like 12 hours while partner was facing the snow and ice with his crampons stopping his descent . neither of them were able to do self rescue cause the bottom guy could not jug up and and top guy could not set a Z rig. Finally the top guy managed to use his phone and called for SAR.

I think I posted the report in RC in 2007 or 2008, can't remember but it was amazing.


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adatesman wrote:
Guess this explains why Magnus has been so quiet lately... Wink

He's alive and well and hatching plots, one of which involves draggin me up No.2 gully on Ben Nevis in January. I confess I did volunteer, but that was before we got over a foot of snow in the central belt of Scotland.

I'm not sure about the climb mentioned in the OP, but I think - and I stress think- that it starts as a chimney then there's a traverse out onto a face and it was on the face that the guy got stuck.

I also think that he couldn't be lowered off by his partner because he wasnt able to place pro where he was and his last piece was off to one side, meaning a big pendulum, not a happy thought.

I'd like to stress that this is just my take on the information I've been able to gather from the web and chatting to people who know the area

Season's Greetigs and snuggly hugs all round,

Trixie Cool


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"In February 2008, a 61-year-old climber was trapped on Lochnagar with an injured leg after he was swept from near the top of a gully by an avalanche and left stranded miles from safety while a storm battered the mountainside.

Bill Church managed a four-hour agonising crawl for a kilometre to a metal box used by mountain rescue teams to store kit.

Discarding the ropes and other equipment from the desk-sized box, he clambered in, wrapped himself in the bivvy bag inside, closed the lid and waited for help."

hard.core


uni_jim


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jamatt wrote:
"In February 2008, a 61-year-old climber was trapped on Lochnagar with an injured leg after he was swept from near the top of a gully by an avalanche and left stranded miles from safety while a storm battered the mountainside.

Bill Church managed a four-hour agonising crawl for a kilometre to a metal box used by mountain rescue teams to store kit.

Discarding the ropes and other equipment from the desk-sized box, he clambered in, wrapped himself in the bivvy bag inside, closed the lid and waited for help."

hard.core

It is awesome to hear stores like this, where people are able to just get their shit together and save their own asses.


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I think it sucks hearing of people getting themselves in a pinch by not using their brain.

Why would a 61 y.o. be out in a storm on top of avalanche conditions solo? It sounds like a suicide trip to me.

I think europeans take Bear Grylls' advise too literally.


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Fenst wrote:
I think it sucks hearing of people getting themselves in a pinch by not using their brain.

Why would a 61 y.o. be out in a storm on top of avalanche conditions solo? It sounds like a suicide trip to me.

I think europeans take Bear Grylls' advise too literally.
Yeah, Americans never do anything stupid. Who ever heard of an American with his arm pinched under a boulder for 3 days who ended up cutting it off with a Swiss Army knife? Not me, that's for sure.


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I've heard of a guy who cut his arm off and now he is making 6 figures a year. I don't call that stupid, I call that smart.


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Fenst wrote:
I've heard of a guy who cut his arm off and now he is making 6 figures a year. I don't call that stupid, I call that smart.

Why don't you get smart and take off a limb then?


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moose_droppings wrote:
Fenst wrote:
I've heard of a guy who cut his arm off and now he is making 6 figures a year. I don't call that stupid, I call that smart.

Why don't you get smart and take off a limb then?

Yeah, try starting at the neck.


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