A mishap on Snowdon

Posted by: oenophore

A mishap on Snowdon - 03/13/13 11:01 AM

One hell of a glissade.
Posted by: Rickster

Re: A mishap on Snowdon - 03/15/13 12:31 PM

More convincing evidence that wearing a helmet mounted POV cam causes accidents.

I guess the saving grace is that in order to helmet mount a camera, you have to wear a helmet. He is one lucky redcoat.

Damn, I broke both my ankles, an elbow and a my skull just watching that clip.
Posted by: chip

Re: A mishap on Snowdon - 03/18/13 03:15 PM

I'll bet I'm not the only one who needs new underwear after watching that. I kept waiting to see his ice tools go flying by or hit him after he slowed down.
Posted by: retroscree

Re: A mishap on Snowdon - 03/18/13 04:27 PM

I was waiting for his crampons to catch.....
Posted by: Rickster

Re: A mishap on Snowdon - 03/18/13 10:49 PM

Originally Posted By: retroscree
I was waiting for his crampons to catch.....


Exactly, he had plenty of opportunities, or when he was sliding head first over rock outcroppings. I'm thinking that as hard as he tried to kill himself, he just couldn't get it done. crazy
Posted by: acdnyc

Re: A mishap on Snowdon - 03/20/13 06:32 PM

I think we will see more of this. I can't remember the last time I climbed and didn't see a camera mounted to someone's helmet.

Glad he wasn't seriously injured.
Posted by: oenophore

Re: A mishap on Snowdon - 03/20/13 06:56 PM

think we will see more of this. I can't remember the last time I climbed and didn't see a camera mounted to someone's helmet.

My goodness -- I don't want to see a camera-recorded long fall from cliff face to ground with only the camera surviving.
Posted by: retroscree

Re: A mishap on Snowdon - 03/20/13 11:37 PM

Garden of the Gods lead fall
Posted by: Rickster

Re: A mishap on Snowdon - 03/21/13 01:33 AM

Or this one. Makes climbing feel much safer than skiing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuoffmOVvuM
Posted by: chip

Re: A mishap on Snowdon - 03/25/13 01:38 PM

If I had taken either of those last two falls I would have destroyed all video evidence, not published it. Glad they were OK.