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dagibbs


May 24, 2012, 10:16 AM
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Fall at Mount Nemo, near Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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Happened: Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 - afternoon.

News reports:
http://www.thestar.com/...liff-at-mt-nemo?bn=1

http://toronto.ctv.ca/.../?hub=TorontoNewHome

Conclusion seems to be that he was lowered off the end of his rope -- which is unusual as the routes aren't long there, but that he was using a rope intended for gym climbing, rather than a "normal" length one of 60m (or even 50m).

Looks like broken ankle or leg, but not more severe injuries.

More discussion at: http://ontarioclimbing.com/...dex.php?topic=1862.0 (registration required to view forums).


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patto


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Re: [dagibbs] Fall at Mount Nemo, near Burlington, Ontario, Canada [In reply to]
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Sigh, These sort of accidents are become far far too common.


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Re: [dagibbs] Fall at Mount Nemo, near Burlington, Ontario, Canada [In reply to]
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"A woman was found at the top of the cliff where a man had fallen about seven metres and landed on a rocky outcrop."

??


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Re: [Kartessa] Fall at Mount Nemo, near Burlington, Ontario, Canada [In reply to]
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Kartessa wrote:
"A woman was found at the top of the cliff where a man had fallen about seven metres and landed on a rocky outcrop."

??

My guess, the rescuers were met by a woman at the top of the cliff, who was able to guide them to roughly where they needed to lower the rescue gear -- but that this information got garbled in the reporting.


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May 29, 2012, 8:49 PM
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Probably one of those areas where you start on top.


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