Colo. climber falls over 1500 feet, is ok!

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Colo. climber falls over 1500 feet, is ok!

Post by chumley » Mar 09 2017 1:55 pm

He was 40-feet from the summit of Pyramid Peak (14er near Maroon Bells, CO) when a cornice broke and he tumbled 1500-2000 feet down the face of the mountain. He used his shovel to sled down the remaining slope. He built snow caves two nights and had an emergency bivvy and enough fuel to melt snow for water, before making his way to a road where he was able to be rescued.

Lucky guy. Good news story.

Best details are in the Aspen times: http://www.aspentimes.com/news/mountain ... amid-peak/

Video and interview with the guy on these sites:
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/mo ... ing-to-die
http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/butte/ ... /384151507
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Re: Colo. climber falls over 1500 feet, is ok!

Post by nonot » Mar 09 2017 7:19 pm

Good story indeed. Credit goes to the guy for keeping his head in tough times. Hope he makes a full recovery.
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Re: Colo. climber falls over 1500 feet, is ok!

Post by flagscott » Mar 10 2017 7:22 am

This story reminds me of "Touching the Void." a docudrama of sorts about a disastrous climb (also a book, which I haven't read). The movie is fantastic and is well worth your time.

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Re: Colo. climber falls over 1500 feet, is ok!

Post by JasonCleghorn » Mar 13 2017 5:38 pm

flagscott wrote:This story reminds me of "Touching the Void." a docudrama of sorts about a disastrous climb (also a book, which I haven't read). The movie is fantastic and is well worth your time.
That's one of my favorite movies.
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Re: Colo. climber falls over 1500 feet, is ok!

Post by PaleoRob » Mar 14 2017 11:47 am

Wow, that is nuts. Glad he survived. Life is madness.
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