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Offline Ducayet

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Ogre incident
« on: November 25, 2015, 03:40:17 pm »
Kyle Dempster wrote a great article about his accident with Scott Adamson in the Karakoram. In short: they were rapping off the Orgre 2 after Scott broke his leg, then a V-thread anchor pull on some bad ice.

I really enjoyed his perspective of the whole incident and his detailed analysis of what went wrong. Sounds like a very humbling experience.

Part 1http://www.outdoorresearch.com/blog/stories/a-brush-with-death-in-pakistan-kyle-dempster-sifts-through-the-fallout?
Part 2http://www.outdoorresearch.com/blog/stories/a-hard-look-at-a-near-miss-in-the-pakistani-karakoram?


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Re: Ogre incident
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2015, 04:34:33 pm »
If my name (first or last) was Scott I would think about staying away from the Ogre.

Have a quiche, now, or maybe a tort.  You deserve it!
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Re: Ogre incident
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2015, 05:01:11 pm »
If my name (first or last) was Scott I would think about staying away from the Ogre.

Took my dad to a slide show of Doug Scott's one time. As he finished talking about the Ogre my dad says, "I would never climb with him, someone dies or comes close to it on every climb he is a part of".

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Re: Ogre incident
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2015, 06:30:15 pm »
same thing with joe simpson.  you would have to be bonkers to head out with that guy!

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Re: Ogre incident
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2015, 07:21:11 pm »
At least if you got maimed or killed climbing with Joe Simpson you know he would write a really high quality book about it.
Have a quiche, now, or maybe a tort.  You deserve it!
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Re: Ogre incident
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2015, 08:42:11 pm »
seems like he pretty much fell off of everything he climbed :P

Offline kenreville

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Re: Ogre incident
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2015, 10:09:00 pm »
You guys are being pretty hard on Joe Simpson.

Just sayin.

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Re: Ogre incident
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2015, 10:59:52 pm »
He is way harder on himself!  :)
 
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Re: Ogre incident
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2015, 12:35:16 pm »
He 's a hell of a writer i think  and pretty good at surviving.

I like when as a kid he rode his bike off a cliff avoiding a cobra in Gibralter

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Re: Ogre incident
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2015, 11:34:40 am »
Probably the best climbing writer. Him or Greg Child imo.
 
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Re: Ogre incident
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2015, 11:47:10 am »
how about when the bivy ledge fell out from underneath them on bonati pillar. seriously  not a good idea to rope up with him.  heck he fell off the very first ice climb he did.