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Video of the 6/22 Half Dome Cable Rescue

Postby fedak » Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:11 pm

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Re: Video of the 6/22 Half Dome Cable Rescue

Postby simonov » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:13 pm

"This year, we have actually had very few search and rescue incidents and fatalities," said Kari Cobb, Yosemite spokeswoman. "Last year at this time, we had quite a bit more than what we have now."


I wonder what the Anti-Permit Crowd will deduce from this.
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Re: Video of the 6/22 Half Dome Cable Rescue

Postby fedak » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:44 pm

> wonder what the Anti-Permit Crowd will deduce from this.

Permit system is basically the same this year as it was last year.

IMHO the big difference has absolutely nothing to do with the permits and everything to do with the fact that last year was a near record high snowfall year and this year was near a record low snowfall year. A fair number of last years mishaps were directly the result of spring runoff conditions lasting well into late July.

I'm still trying to figure out how that guy managed to get that far off of the cables.
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Re: Video of the 6/22 Half Dome Cable Rescue

Postby simonov » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:05 am

fedak wrote:IMHO the big difference has absolutely nothing to do with the permits and everything to do with the fact that last year was a near record high snowfall year and this year was near a record low snowfall year. A fair number of last years mishaps were directly the result of spring runoff conditions lasting well into late July.


That certainly seems like the most reasonable explanation.
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Re: Video of the 6/22 Half Dome Cable Rescue

Postby dskoon » Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:30 am

Holy Shit! That is one very fortunate dude! Fortunate he somehow managed to find just the right foothold at the last second,
and fortunate for him that there was a very smart, level-headed ranger around who could devise a way to quickly rescue his ass. . . Jeez.
Yeah, how in the hell did he get over there?
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