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Dave Johnson mid-fall off White Wand
Nick Smith - UKC, Dec 2008
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Route: White Wand (E5 6a)
Camera used: Canon 5D + 24-105mm
5*VOTING: number of votes 27
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It was horrible to watch this massive fall from near the very top of the E5 section of White Wand. Dave broke his heel bone :(
Nick Smith - UKC - 11/Dec/08
Yep..it hurt..alot...despite all the pads! Good shot Nick - well captured...
PeakDJ - 11/Dec/08
I love the dynamism of all the spotters lurching forward - I can almost feel the moment - would have been a perfect shot if the guy falling was a little higher - but 5* none the less :o)
David Hooper - 11/Dec/08
Ouch ! :0
mr mills - 11/Dec/08
Great work by the spotting team - not a cup of tea or a roll-up in sight. :)
PeakDJ - 11/Dec/08
harness but no rope? why so?
JamieSparkes - 11/Dec/08
I think the plan was that Dave would solo up to the break (which is the end of the E5 bit?), then be thrown a rope + gear so he could lead the easier top section.
Nick Smith - UKC - 11/Dec/08
Nick - yeah, I had planned to solo the lower section,, and see how the top section looked. Wearing the harness gave me the option of a rope and gear had I wanted it for the top section. It's academic now anyway, really :)
PeakDJ - 14/Dec/08
Youch! Get well soon. The photo is painful to look at once you know the back story. It looks like the main stack was missed too.
Kyuzo - 15/Dec/08
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