Ice Climber's Route Falls DownVideo

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A climber is luckily saved by a last minute top-rope as the icefall he is on collapses underneath him.

As we often get warm conditions when winter climbing in Scotland, this video acts as a good reminder of how unreliable melting ice is as a climbing medium.

The route is Kennedy's Gully, Ouray, Colorado, USA.

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3 Jul, 2012
If he's the leader I'm bloody glad I'm not on the other end of the rope. Never seen somebody less well co-ordinated.
3 Jul, 2012
The 'rescue' party will certainly not have bought a round that night methinks. How very lucky for him.
3 Jul, 2012
Indeed.......I'm by no means the worlds best winter climber but that guys like Bambi on ice!!!
3 Jul, 2012
Crikey! Lucky guy
3 Jul, 2012
I'll let you know when I next get out on ice - I've seen loads worse than that (and I know I am)!
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