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majid_sabet


Jan 8, 2010, 2:45 PM
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Changing conditions caused ice climber's fall
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 The biggest difference between ice and rock climbing is that the quality of ice varies and can change quickly.

That is something 37-year-old Gene Rawson, a professional climber from Butte, Mont., knows as someone who has enjoyed ice climbing for years. And a quick change in the ice on the Great White Icicle in Little Cottonwood Canyon led to his 300-foot fall and a subsequent dramatic rescue on New Year's Eve.

http://www.sltrib.com/outdoors/ci_14143988


edge


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The above was a direct quote by Tom Wharton of the Salt Lake Tribune, and should be attributed as such.


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edge wrote:
The above was a direct quote by Tom Wharton of the Salt Lake Tribune, and should be attributed as such.

At least he is making sense.


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Since he is including the link I believe that's a proper reference though I might be wrong. Cancel that. I bet I'm wrong. Or even I am wrong. Who the hell knows. Wait what happened?


majid_sabet


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onrockandice wrote:
Since he is including the link I believe that's a proper reference though I might be wrong. Cancel that. I bet I'm wrong. Or even I am wrong. Who the hell knows. Wait what happened?

I had been hammered to death, melted and evaporated to deep space at least a 100 times by every modz in RC for either writing too little or too much and everyone except this mod had told me to just QP a few line from the topic and add the link.


ensonik


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I'm sure it's an honest mistake. In English, when you're referencing anothers words, you put quotes around that text. Hence the word quoting. I'll italicize it as well.

"That is something 37-year-old Gene Rawson, a professional climber from Butte, Mont., knows as someone who has enjoyed ice climbing for years. And a quick change in the ice on the Great White Icicle in Little Cottonwood Canyon led to his 300-foot fall and a subsequent dramatic rescue on New Year's Eve."


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Jan 9, 2010, 7:12 AM
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Here's a first person account from one of the climbers who were there and helped with the rescue.

http://alisaandcasey.blogspot.com/

It's even got Majid-style arrows. :)


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boymeetsrock


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Wow! Major props are due to the folks who jumped into action and got this guy secured!!! It' a real inspiration to see folks helping out. Good on you all!


Hope heels up quickly and fully.



btw, some of the best accident reporting in these two links.


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