/ Giant ice break, is it real?
3:20 in this video, someone climbing a giant formation and the whole thing breaks away...is this real....are they okay?
Talk about an "oh crap" moment
I don't know how much that is wishfull thinking.
Christ, that is terrifying.
> I don't know how much that is wishfull thinking.
Several thousands tonnes of ice in free-fall slowing down, how does that work then?
This has been posted many times before in one form or another and others have said the climber was OK
If the ten floor fall from an ice pillar collapsing mentioned here is the same fall, it seems he was eeriously injured, but not killed. Geologically speaking it looks like the same area at least.
I dare say it'd be possible to find out on some American/Canadian climbing forums.
> Several thousands tonnes of ice in free-fall slowing down, how does that work then?
May I point out I did say I didn't know how much it was wishfull thinking? (;-))
My thinking was that by the time the bit he was attached to got to ground level, the rest of the column might have crumpled like egg boxes or card board boxes, and slowed it down a little bit.
It seems unlikely that a film made to promote ice climbing would feature somebody dying or getting seriously injured
though a quick Google suggests otherwise
Chris strikes again............ Do you drink that yellow stuff in tins
Good find - well that settles it at least badly injured then!
Would have been wild if he had his other tool higher and had been left hanging by one arm to figure 4 his way up to glory :)
Great to know he survived. He's going to have some gold standard pub bragging rights.
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