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Gannett Peak
Me chugging along on the (very exposed) summit ridge of Gannett Peak - June 24, 2010 (Photo by Splattski)

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slowbutsteadySelf-arrest

slowbutsteady

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With that slope to your left, I assume you are proficient at self-arrest ! Very scary to slip. Charles Baxter
Posted Oct 12, 2016 10:09 am

reboylesYes Indeed!

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We used to practice our self arrests by picking a safe slope and then jump off backwards (head first, downhill) until we were confident we could do it in a real fall. We did it with our crampons on to make it as real as possible. Being a skier helped too because I have fallen at high speed on icy slopes when everything blows up in a matter of seconds.

One year after our climb a doctor from Boise slipped in that same spot and was fatally injured.

Bob
Posted Oct 12, 2016 10:26 am

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reboylesSubmitted by reboyles
on Jun 29, 2010 9:53 pm

Image ID: 633314
Hits: 3523 
Lat/Lon: 43.18465°N / 109.65415°W
Object Title: Gannett Peak

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing