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Re: Accident on Willeys?
« Reply #30 on: February 21, 2006, 01:29:11 AM »
That's my kind of ice lesson!

well, it's a lesson anyway!

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Re: Accident on Willeys?
« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2006, 06:56:45 AM »
Bah!  Why coddle the clients?  You don't want to give them the idea that it's all sunshine and roses.  Toughen them up a little!  The really telling thing about this accident is that after the fall, the guide went back up and the client followed.  That's my kind of ice lesson!

When I read that brochure...  "Lesson #6:  Falling the length of a climb..."  I'd be looking for other guides...

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Re: Accident on Willeys?
« Reply #32 on: February 21, 2006, 07:20:19 AM »
You could call that the Joe Simpson package and charge extra ;D

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Re: Accident on Willeys?
« Reply #33 on: February 21, 2006, 05:36:02 PM »
Good thing the old Alps mishap didn't occur where they floss off another party or two on the way down.

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Re: Accident on Willeys?
« Reply #34 on: February 22, 2006, 12:06:06 AM »
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Good thing the old Alps mishap didn't occur where they floss off another party or two on the way down.

Isn't that part of the training for a climb on Rainier?

Come to think of it... didn't one of the RMI guides arrest and hold a rope team fall a couple of years back?  If I'm remembering correctly, one individual went over the edge of a cliff (still on the rope) and perished from exposure before aid arrived.

And speaking of arresting a team fall, there was this mentioned in Krakauer's book.

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Here's a report about the 1998 accident on Rainier.  The guide who held the fall was Ruth Mahre.  Skip down to the paragraph "Details of Avalanche Unfold".


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