A triple package of climbing blunders, near misses and outright stupidity.
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More risky behavior, as if climbing the proper way isn't dangerous enough.
The 1970s were heady times in Yosemite, ruled by the high kings of rock, The Stonemasters. And then there were the HoseMasters, ordinary climbers who did something extraordinary.
Not only was the belayer unanchored, another climber sharing the ledge wasn't roped in. If the nut had pulled ...
It was a double-rope rappel, but he only clipped his rap device to one rope.
People like to be liked and noticed. But this guy took it way too far.
Debris injures eight other climbers.
Climbing is dangerous even when you know what you are doing. It's outright deadly when you think you know what you're doing but don't have a clue.
The belay had three bolts yet he only clipped one, and didn't use a single locking carabiner.
Always thread the rope through the anchor, not around it.
If a nearby climber hadn't intervened the outcome could have been a disaster.
They figured they knew enough about climbing to wing it, but took a dangerous risk that could have cost them.
Bad form all the way around, and not the safest/smartest maneuver.
Might as well be soloing with this belayer completely out to lunch.
They needed to be prepared for disaster. Fortunately, a real climber stepped in.
A true story that could have ended any number of ways.
Last summer, Tiffany Thiele, a young rock climber from Reno, Nevada, took her life after posting a Facebook message saying a ski patroller had raped her. She left behind an unsolvable mystery about what really happened, along with urgent questions about whether more could have been done to heal her feelings of pain and distrust.
Climbing is risky, but this cast of characters took it to a whole new level.
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10 Million People Watched The Dru Rescue. The Media Circus That Followed Created Heroes And Villains.
In 1966 competing teams raced up the Petit Dru in the Alps above Chamonix, France, to save climbers stranded on the wall.
Mason Boos, 25, passed away on Sunday, October 10 after a fall caused by loose rock while scrambling third class terrain.
A first-hand account reveals the cause of last week's deadly climbing accident in Eldorado Springs Canyon, Colorado.
"Reasons to be Fearful" is an essay from Victor Saunders' new memoir "Structured Chaos: The Unusual Life of a Climber," available now from Vertebrate Books.
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According to Parks Canada, three celebrated young alpinists—Jess Roskelley, David Lama, and Hansjörg Auer—have reportedly perished in the Canadian Rockies.
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Embracing The Way of the Turtle
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