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General Climbing Discussion

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Climbing Mediawatch 3-May-2013 At 3:33:56 PM Will_P
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On 3/05/2013 Sabu wrote:
>This piece aired on 60 minutes the other day about ice climbing in Colorado:
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>http://sixtyminutes.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8648958
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>It's got some good footage if you can ignore the idiot reporter making
>everything out to be like playing Russian roulette with a fully loaded
>pistol...

Fuch me that was painful to watch. I'm not expecting a reflection of reality from 60 Minutes, but isn't Ouray Ice Park, where any punter can show up and TR "frozen waterfalls", in the same state? Or would showing that detract from the "adrenaline junky" image they're trying to pin on ice climbing? If so, it's surprising they didn't mention Jack Tackle - I doubt it was out of sensitivity or good taste.

Also, that piller snapping off was somewhere in Quebec, a French-Canadian climber, quite a few years ago. That brief bit of footage is all that exists, and yes, he walked away after falling into deep snow off to the side and rolling downhill a bit.

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