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Topic - NEW ARTICLE: SIr Ran Fiennes on the Eiger - By Kenton Cool

"With Ran's vertigo the exposed traverses were going to be a psychological crux. Ian hauled his way across the Hinterstoisser first so he could film the veteran explorer as he struggled with his demons. The look on Ran's face when he arrived at the belay said it all. The poor guy was petrified yet he had successfully negotiated his way across the traverse (only to nearly blow it at the end when he hurled his axe at the belay, almost cutting one of the ropes that attached Ian to the face!)"

"Suddenly a yelp broke our basking glory. Ian was speeding on his back towards us like an upturned turtle. The possible reason for the fall was a tangle in the rope, meaning Ran couldn't pay rope out as Ian was mid step...

Writes Kenton Cool in his concluding article about guiding the Eiger North Face with Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

Read More: http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=768
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