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Re: Alpine climber survives fall - GoPro catches it all

Postby mills » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:09 pm

I know this route and its basically a solo for an experience climber, it was my first winter route nearly 20 years ago, no crampons or ice axes I was pettrified and it was solo with a good friend ! :oops:

I`m not sure why this guy wanted to take footage of the climb, it`s quite boring and as pointed out you`r helmet sahould be to stop stuff not to put things on it ! :?

It looks to me that he totally lost it when he saw the piece of ice comming towards him, he had two ice axes therefore one should have been a bomber to arrest his fall in the first place ! :o

Mistakes happend and this guy got away with it, hope he learnt his lesson, think he suffered bruising and a cracked or broken ankle lucky chappy.... :roll:

Stay safe guys, rant over :P
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Re: Alpine climber survives fall - GoPro catches it all

Postby Marcsoltan » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:22 pm

You can't climb ice without crampons unless there are a lot of small rocks melted into it.
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Re: Alpine climber survives fall - GoPro catches it all

Postby norco17 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:26 pm

JC wrote:How did you climb that ice without crampons?


It was a little before my time but I hear they use to have to cut steps. :shock:
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Re: Alpine climber survives fall - GoPro catches it all

Postby simonov » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:58 am

Josh Lewis wrote:3. He's lucky his crampons didn't snag


Holy crap, that's all I could think about, watching it. That would have been the end.

3Deserts wrote:Unrelated: I agree on the helmet cam. Leave that crap at home.


I disagree. If he didn't have a GoPro, we wouldn't have a thread. But they are like $200. Not worth risking your life to protect.
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Re: Alpine climber survives fall - GoPro catches it all

Postby Burchey » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:39 pm

simonov wrote:
I disagree. If he didn't have a GoPro, we wouldn't have a thread. But they are like $200. Not worth risking your life to protect.


Depends on the life in question
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Re: Alpine climber survives fall - GoPro catches it all

Postby John Duffield » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:39 pm

norco17 wrote:
JC wrote:How did you climb that ice without crampons?


It was a little before my time but I hear they use to have to cut steps. :shock:


In fact, it can be a useful skill to know in the high mountains. Slow, but in places where there are large parties it works well. Don't have lots of shit coming down on the peeps in the back.
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Re: Alpine climber survives fall - GoPro catches it all

Postby Denni » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:43 pm

TimB wrote:
mrchad9 wrote:Or that he'd have to buy a new camera!

Inexpensive compared to the cost of the emergency room visit, I would guess?
Oh, that happened in Scotland. Maybe the healthcare there is 'free'?



The climb is in Wales......and yes with the NHS (National Health Service) the treatment is free.
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Re: Alpine climber survives fall - GoPro catches it all

Postby Andinistaloco » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:41 am

simonov wrote:
Josh Lewis wrote:3. He's lucky his crampons didn't snag


Holy crap, that's all I could think about, watching it. That would have been the end.

Right? That was my first thought... this son of a bitch is going to snag a crampon, and he's going end-over-end and getting some air time in. I still don't know how he didn't. Anyway the other subject's been beaten to death, but yeah, if you're going to post that, be prepared for people to tell you you're an idiot. Unless it's something totally beyond your control, which this wasn't.
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Re: Alpine climber survives fall - GoPro catches it all

Postby mountainmanjohn » Wed May 01, 2013 7:42 am

Id like to just comment.

1) A GoPro doesnt mean ego. I just got one . Because I love trying to make a film. And because I get emense pleasure from re visiting a climb on my Tv once in a while.
2) Noobs......we were all noobs once.

But yes........trying to bat the ice away with your hand isnt sensible, or the normal reaction. !
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Re: Alpine climber survives fall - GoPro catches it all

Postby Budha » Fri May 03, 2013 12:30 am

I just shit myself.
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Re: Alpine climber survives fall - GoPro catches it all

Postby youngclimer123 » Sat May 11, 2013 7:34 pm

thats terrible!now he will have to climb allllll the way back up :o :shock: :o
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Re: Alpine climber survives fall - GoPro catches it all

Postby Josh Lewis » Sat May 11, 2013 9:29 pm

Not only that, but he'll have to do it axe-less. :wink:
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Re: Alpine climber survives fall - GoPro catches it all

Postby youngclimer123 » Sun May 12, 2013 12:11 am

yeah poor guy
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