Then why did you say it was hypothetical? You wrote: "Since you're now in totally hypothetical-land, I'd have tapped my communicator and had Scotty beam me up."

How hard do you think that section is anyway without a rope? If someone will help pay my airfare when it gets slushy, I'll give it a go on video, it does not look that hard, does it? I would like to see it dry tooled.
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The Mohonk Mountain House and the Mohonk Preserve have done a great job protecting the environment thus far, but ... it's all down hill from here http://youtu.be/9AU8fMo8v4k.