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[pct-l] Northwest Mts. Bite
Monday morning, armchair quarterbacking:
Paraphrased from the Oregonian Newpaper:
The parties on Mt. Hood apparently were climbing one above the other. One of
the climbers in the uppermost party slipped, starting a domino effect of
dragging his/her partner into the party below, dragging them into the party
below, dragging all three parties into the crevasse.
In climbing steep ice it is common knowledge to avoid this by climbing
parallel to and not directly beneath any party above you. Real life
circumstances, however, sometimes make this impossible or impractical in
Penalty: dire consequences.
(walking solves all things)
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