Joined: 07 Dec 2004 Posts: 116 Location: Chartreuse Mountains
Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 10:05 pm Post subject: Re: Surviving a 1,000 ft Fall on Mt Nebo
whenever I hear the words 1,000 foot fall these days it makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up. I fell 1,000 foot after losing my edges on a gouloutte (ice fall) in the Davin couloir in the Ecrins
12 months on and it still hurts but at least I can ski, and mountain bike. Sliding 300 meters on a 40 degree ice fall is a bit like getting into the ring with a boxer.
Another guy, the fiancee of a ski partner, fell a short distance in the same area in May after a small slab avalanche and is currently paralyzed. There but for the grace of some higher power go us all.
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