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Alpine climber survives fall - GoPro catches it all

Postby johnm » Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:53 pm

Amazing footage of a climber trying to avoid falling ice and loses footing.

Update: The climber, Mark Roberts, has claimed a copyright to the original video. It is still up in a few places.

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Re: Alpine climber survives fall - GoPro catches it all

Postby mconnell » Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:09 pm

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Re: Alpine climber survives fall - GoPro catches it all

Postby mrchad9 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:38 pm

Probably wouldn't have fallen if he hadn't been trying to protect his helmet cam from falling ice.
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Re: Alpine climber survives fall - GoPro catches it all

Postby Ben Beckerich » Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:44 am

JC wrote:Meh- It happens, Ihave seen a few people slide to there death, it gets kind of messy some times. I dunno, maybe 3 years ago I was skiing in New Zealand, it was kind of icy and I was traversing this icy ridge kind of bit to try and find some pow, anyway I caught up to this mother and daughter, nek minnit the mother slipped and fell right at the bit where you don't want to do that and down the cheese grater she went, it was sickening and the daughter had to sit and watch as her mum went for the last slide of her life. Any way there was a couple of others hanging around, one was a medic so they went down (it was obvious she was dead) and I got the hell out of there and got some help. I bet the daughter is a bit messed up still to this day, it was horrific.


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Re: Alpine climber survives fall - GoPro catches it all

Postby Ben Beckerich » Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:45 am

That's a fapping awesome video.. thanks for posting
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Re: Alpine climber survives fall - GoPro catches it all

Postby mrchad9 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:41 pm

His primary mistake Josh was as I noted above. No doubt mounting an expensive camera on top of the very gear that is supposed to protect you from falling objects is going to affect your split second instincts in a situation like this.

Instead of thinking about himself his arm lets go because he is worried about his camera up top. I've never understood the helmet cam concept and it looks to be it can create a bad event as well. Wonder if the fella learned anything?
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Re: Alpine climber survives fall - GoPro catches it all

Postby Sierra Ledge Rat » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:05 pm

Yeah, the first thing he does at the bottom is check his GoPro...
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Re: Alpine climber survives fall - GoPro catches it all

Postby mountainsandsound » Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:42 pm

JC wrote:Meh- It happens, Ihave seen a few people slide to there death, it gets kind of messy some times. I dunno, maybe 3 years ago I was skiing in New Zealand, it was kind of icy and I was traversing this icy ridge kind of bit to try and find some pow, anyway I caught up to this mother and daughter, nek minnit the mother slipped and fell right at the bit where you don't want to do that and down the cheese grater she went, it was sickening and the daughter had to sit and watch as her mum went for the last slide of her life. Any way there was a couple of others hanging around, one was a medic so they went down (it was obvious she was dead) and I got the hell out of there and got some help. I bet the daughter is a bit messed up still to this day, it was horrific.


Wow. You must be a total bad-ass type for watching all this happen for real.
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Re: Alpine climber survives fall - GoPro catches it all

Postby Sierra Ledge Rat » Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:23 pm

JC wrote:He didn't care about his go pro he just wanted to deflect the ice away from his head, that shit will break your neck.


No look at the first thing he does when comes to a stop at the bottom (1:05) - he reaches up and checks to see if the camera is still there. :lol:
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Re: Alpine climber survives fall - GoPro catches it all

Postby mrchad9 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:32 pm

Swing and a miss JC!
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Re: Alpine climber survives fall - GoPro catches it all

Postby Ben Beckerich » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:07 pm

Fascinating how people can watch a guy rattle down hundreds of feet of ice and rock and snow and proceed to pass judgement. Let's go simul-solo Triple Couloirs... see if you still feel like judging guys for falling.
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Re: Alpine climber survives fall - GoPro catches it all

Postby mrchad9 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:33 pm

I guess what is informative for some isn't for others.
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