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dima



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:00 pm    Post subject: Devil's Backbone rescue  Reply with quote

Somebody fell off the Devil's Backbone. Be careful out there.

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/20...cue-on-mt-baldy-caught-on-camera/
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Correct me if I'm wrong it looks like she slipped where the trail is in the summer, but the correct route is to stay on the ridge leading from harwood? Avoid the steep section that ices over.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scottawr wrote:
Correct me if I'm wrong it looks like she slipped where the trail is in the summer, but the correct route is to stay on the ridge leading from harwood? Avoid the steep section that ices over.


How can you tell the location? I can't see it at all from the video. And yes, last week I did the traverse across Harwood, and it was extremely sketchy.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saved by the ice axe.  Another article on this mishap:

http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/...-officials-after-fall-on-mt-baldy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The way the chopper comes in you can kinda see them hovering around that section of the mountain. Then when they are pulling her off it looks like she was down one of those gulleys.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The fact that she was able to self arrest on such a steep slope is impressive. Glad she survived it.


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