Phew, That Was Close...
Ice climbers survive as massive roof collapse sends tons of ice spinning past them.
Posted: 8 October 2008
If you've not seen it, various papers have been running a couple of
rather, erm, sobering photographs of two ice climbers narrowly avoiding
a massive ice collapse
while climbing in Japan.
The pair, both Austrians, were making a first ascent of the frozen
waterfall on the Shiretoko peninsula when an ice roof reportedly
collapsed sending tons of ice crashing down just beside the climbers.
They were unhurt but perhaps unsurprisingly chose to abseil off and and
leave the attempt for another day.
Take a look at www.telegraph.co.uk
Alternatively, with a different picture, more ice: www.metro.co.uk
with both pictures :-)
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