A look into the cold world of alpine climbing.
Balls of steel
indeed. This Boney M track made me smile - a clear citation from "Touching the Void"; those guys, they surely nave a fine humour feeling.Hope his recovery will be fast.-- Mykhaylo, .ua
second only to"touching the void" thank you for posting.
A great reminder to stay vigilant. Also, super inspiring how they cleaned up their own mess. If or when the time comes, I hope I can muster similar mettle.
This video is covered in detail and analysed by Will Gadd on his blog. It also includes a very lengthy response to the discussion by Ed Warren, the injured climber. Very worth reading and going through the comments, as well as Ed's response Link to Will Gadd's analysis:http://willgadd.com/?p=600Link to Response by Ed on Will Gad's blog:http://willgadd.com/?p=621
From personal experience trying to crawl and walk through snow on a broken ankle, I can recommend splinting with two ice axes (once on flatter terrain). The head sticks below the boot and makes a pretty good artificial foot, and if you bind it tightly below the knee it takes a great amount of weight off the ankle.
does anyone know what they were climbing?
Wow..thanks for sharing. Nice to see a great self rescue in challenging conditions.
They were putting up a new route in the Snowy Range, WY.
Veronika, I would guess it is in the Snowy Range.http://www.mountainproject.com/images/74/0/106967400_medium_052b00.jpg
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