This climber is not me. But hypothetically speaking, it were you, would you have taken the rope without reserve? or tried to work out a solution first for a period of time? I think much of went wrong here had to do with haste, and taking the rope so quickly only came naturally as what had been the from the very beginning. If there was no earnest need to get to the top immediately none of this would have happened in the first place. I suppose likewise one could always think about waiting till the sun set and the ice refreeze again.
Donald, now I'm REALLY confused. First you said you were
the climber in the video and now (above) you say you are not.
Are you, or are you NOT the climber in the video?
Please explain and/or clarify...