/ Funky knot

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JLS on 10 Jun 2013
This picture stolen from a link on a skiing thread...

http://a397.idata.over-blog.com/400x600/0/48/97/20/dtbl-2013/L1030912.1.jpg

Funky knot for an abseil. Why so complicated?

Can anyone offer an explaination for this knot?

Links:
http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?n=552679
http://www.gillesleskieur.com/article-premiere-a-skis-a-la-dent-blanche-118373887.html
JLS on 10 Jun 2013
In reply to JLS:

Ok, I think I see it's just a tied off munter hitch for lowering someone.
Jenny_Y8S - on 10 Jun 2013
In reply to JLS:
It's just a releasable abseil. If the client abseiling gets stuck you can lower them off the hitch... as long as you have enough rope or a safety line.
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JLS on 10 Jun 2013
In reply to Jenny_Y8S:

Cheers, that makes sense.

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