Visitor Survives Plunge Into Yosemite Falls

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moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Jun 6, 2014 - 04:52pm PT
Could you cover me, please?

Going swimming, DMT? I can wait for you down the Russian Rapid.

lol

Mooshroom
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Jun 7, 2014 - 12:22am PT
it's always on us, and that's a good thing i think.
martygarrison

Trad climber
Washington DC
Jun 9, 2014 - 06:27pm PT
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=905_1402271458
Tfish

Trad climber
La Crescenta, CA
Jun 9, 2014 - 06:33pm PT
So BASE jumping is illegal cuz they don't want to do rescues, but touroning is cool?
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Jun 9, 2014 - 08:06pm PT
tourons are assumed to be idiots and BASE jumpers are assumed to know better?
Werner's team will be there to pick up the pieces even of BASE jumpers. It's the bigger mess they don't appreciate.
Tfish

Trad climber
La Crescenta, CA
Jun 9, 2014 - 08:33pm PT
What's harder, picking up some body parts off the ground like 5 times a year or flying a heli next to a cliff trying to pick someone out of the water who hopped over a guard rail? Not saying this guy did but lots of people do.
jstan

climber
Jun 9, 2014 - 08:36pm PT
Looking at that boulder, I wonder how he got onto it. Looks impossible.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jun 9, 2014 - 08:47pm PT
In the mid 60s, flew into that area in a Bell to pick up left overs from some swimmers at the top who ventured too far, too late and too sad. Chocked up the skids for a spell to facilitate collecting and on liftoff we got sucked into the upper falls and literally spit out. The pilot, Roy, who had over 10,000 hours of mountain time flying was pale as a ghost when we landed. Ah, the innocence of youth!
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Jun 11, 2014 - 01:49pm PT
We did a body recovery from there back in 1998. Falls or not it's an extremely dangerous stretch and this dude is lucky as hell to have not gotten pinned under a rock.
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Jun 11, 2014 - 02:00pm PT
I'm wondering if he held on to his sun glasses. It was probably bright on that boulder down there.


Along with the short-haul out of there, it's an E-ticket for sure.



&& Whoa Guido!! That's one of your cat lives!!!
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