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Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 9, 2013 - 03:49am PT
Poor fellows...

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/09/world/asia/russia-zorb-death/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Jan 9, 2013 - 04:12am PT
You have to remember Darwin is still hard at work every single day.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jan 9, 2013 - 04:32am PT
fckin drunk russians... you would think they would have all been extinct by now?
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 9, 2013 - 06:01am PT
That's horrible. Wisht I hadn't watched it.

DMT
hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Jan 9, 2013 - 06:17am PT
Thanks Dingus, saved me from some early morning horror, which I can do without.

(I'll watch it later, not that big of a wussie)
WTF

climber
Jan 9, 2013 - 06:22am PT
WTF.......

PUTIN DOESN'T WANT AMERICANS ADOPTING RUSKIE BABIES!

Americans don't want to adopt RUSKIE babies cuz their stupid like these idiots.

Stupidoski RUSKIE moroniskis.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jan 9, 2013 - 06:30am PT
The last few seconds.... nightmarish.
TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Jan 9, 2013 - 06:38am PT
Looks like a cool place to ski though.
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Jan 9, 2013 - 06:47am PT
Inconsistent continuity.


Beware the evil that lurks in youtube.

edit: news reports state this video is actual. sad but true. RIP thrillseeker.

ncrockclimber

climber
The Desert Oven
Jan 9, 2013 - 07:06am PT
That was really disturbing. I sincerely wish that I would not have seen that. To me, it is not entertaining at all to watch someone die.
mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Jan 9, 2013 - 07:19am PT
Glad I missed it too. Rather watch someone making like-with two or three hotties.
Tork

climber
Yosemite
Jan 9, 2013 - 07:32am PT
What pud said
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Jan 9, 2013 - 08:40am PT
That must have hurt!
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Jan 9, 2013 - 08:52am PT
Seems like a profoundly dicey location for an activity like that. I would have taken one look at the unsecured run-out and understood the potential for this. I'd love the get a translation of what those knuckleheads are saying. One of them is still giggling long after it was clear those guys were monumentally f*#ked.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jan 9, 2013 - 08:54am PT
What mrtropy said.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 9, 2013 - 08:57am PT
Seems like a profoundly dicey location for an activity like that.

BVB, the Russian for 'dicey' is 'normal' or, if very dicey, 'interesting'.
They weren't actually saying much other than "there he goes" and when it
was obvious he was in for the big one "he's going down"; the usual Russian
understatement.
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Jan 9, 2013 - 09:13am PT
Maybe a side issue, but the guy who died had massive spinal injuries. Should have stabilized him where he was then evac'd him, rather than dragging him back up the hill. Hopefully they'll have better medical responders when the olympics come to town.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Jan 9, 2013 - 09:19am PT
Glad I missed it too. Rather watch someone making like-with two or three hotties.

Funny to think which of the two is illegal to put on youtube...
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jan 9, 2013 - 09:25am PT
falling off the top of el cap would be a bad way to die. But being in that ball would be just sooo creepy. I guess because you'd have time to know what's going on. Plus I'm claustrophobic. A definition of hell for me.

poor guys
MisterE

Social climber
Jan 9, 2013 - 10:00pm PT
http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/01/09/one-dead-one-injured-in-russian-zorbing-accident/
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