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General => Injuries, Medical & Training => Topic started by: lucky luke on July 10, 2012, 12:16:26 am

Title: don't reply, I won't read it
Post by: lucky luke on July 10, 2012, 12:16:26 am
Third death in quebec. Bad luck for some of you. When death is a recurence, we must look over the evience, over bad luck.

Are you placing your life in a bad luck situation voluntarly or by inexperiences? I was thinking that a thread like: "competence for trad climber" can be a starting point to avoid accident. Some people pissed me off so deeply that I begin to turn my head when I saw bad comportment in climbing. Even whit that feeling, we throw a rope to secure a climber in a traverse. he had bad protection where I use to set a belay with some experiences climbers.

Lightning. as you rap, the electircity will follow the easiest path of resistence. if you sit down and wait, you are a small point in a mountain. If you rap, your rope is like a lightning conductor. You must avoid rappel in lightning...to stay in a water street...under a roof...etc.   
Title: Re: don't reply, I won't read it
Post by: Admin Al on July 10, 2012, 07:47:11 am
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/07/05/quebec-climber-falls-to-his-death-off-after-being-struck-by-lightning/
Title: Re: don't reply, I won't read it
Post by: DLottmann on July 10, 2012, 01:03:20 pm
Lightning is pretty much my biggest fear in the mountains... it can come quick and sitting on my pack feels so un-intuitive, but you are right.

RIP
Title: Re: don't reply, I won't read it
Post by: Admin Al on July 10, 2012, 08:29:51 pm
got caught in a lightening/thunder storm in the saddle between the Maroon Belles outside of Aspen in '83. my hair was standing on end and I was really scared. I never want to go through that again.

RIP