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xCon

Social climber
909
Jul 11, 2018 - 06:35pm PT
f*#king wsj… cant read it!

I hear all this chemistry talk has driven ed to valium...
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Jul 11, 2018 - 06:38pm PT
MGuzzy, thanks for the heads-up...

"Each boy was placed on a stretcher, wearing a wetsuit and full face mask, with an air tank at his side. Each pair of divers carried the stretcher along the cave passages, and through submerged tunnels and open chambers, meaning that the boys didn’t swim or climb at all, said a person familiar with the operation."

Very informative read.
treez

Trad climber
99827
Jul 11, 2018 - 08:24pm PT
Oh, that's brilliant.

Wrapped up in a bundle with the face mask on.

No need for an aluminum tube.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Jul 11, 2018 - 08:24pm PT
Here’s some limited visuals of the processes used during the rescue.

justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Jul 12, 2018 - 06:25am PT
Deployed the "taquito-rescue technique" they did. That's awesome. Happy everyone got out.
tooth

Trad climber
B.C.
Jul 12, 2018 - 06:51am PT
Credit: tooth
xCon

Social climber
909
Jul 12, 2018 - 07:35am PT
that thing needs an elbow...
tooth

Trad climber
B.C.
Jul 12, 2018 - 08:08am PT
Why would that thing need an elbow? It is built to have back ups for two failures for each system (air intake, exhaust etc), and fits through the cave in question. Would introducing complexity and non-reduntant leak points which would then not allow for constant 1atm internal pressure be an improvement?

Also, how easy would it be to carry if it bent while the occupant was face up, so you had to carry the occupant face-down so that it a)wouldn't bend while carrying it and b) wouldn't bend the occupant in half at the waist backwards, making an awkward and claustrophobic situation even worse?

xCon

Social climber
909
Jul 12, 2018 - 08:17am PT

an elbow would increase the range of situations it could navigate appreciable

deep diving suits articulate their joints using rotational allowance only
no compression of the interior space is possible
Credit: xCon
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jul 12, 2018 - 09:40am PT
Ho man I wish I could have tranquilized some of my rescue victims.
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Jul 12, 2018 - 10:32am PT
I'm sure they wished it too!

DMT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 12, 2018 - 10:40am PT
I always found the stiffs more cooperative, except when it took a couple of us to overcome their rigor mortis to bag ‘em.
treez

Trad climber
99827
Jul 12, 2018 - 10:46am PT
The capsule is a clusterf*#k waiting to happen.

Sweet publicity stunt. Of course the Thais are cooperating with Musk. They are gracious people and had people to entertain any remote possibility.
zardoz

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 12, 2018 - 10:54am PT
Ho man I wish I could have tranquilized some of my rescue victims.

If you had rescued Joey Ramone, he would have asked to be sedated.
xCon

Social climber
909
Jul 12, 2018 - 11:26am PT
the tubes a good idea and a number of different sized ones should all be well tested ready and waiting in a locker at some airport somewhere cuz eventually one of those stranded 'hikers' is gonna have a tyke in a backpack carrier with him or her...
nafod

Boulder climber
State college
Jul 12, 2018 - 11:47am PT
The capsule is a clusterf*#k waiting to happen.

I thought it was basically a hard shelled Gamow bag, which is a well-known thing.
treez

Trad climber
99827
Jul 12, 2018 - 12:39pm PT
Well, if I ever have to rescue any of you guys from a swamped cave, you’re getting a horse tranquilizer injection, strapped with a full face mask, and swaddled in an HDPE litter.

Only way to go.
tooth

Trad climber
B.C.
Jul 12, 2018 - 01:27pm PT
Ive had a few bodies that we flew out of or into the jungle in Guyana. Aways easier to carry in a bag once they are stiff. My wifes first trip found her sharing a seat in the back of a 206 with a cadaver.
climbski2

Mountain climber
The Ocean
Jul 12, 2018 - 05:20pm PT
Like I said 9 days ago

Sedate the f*#k out of them..and consider em baggage?
ground chuck

Ice climber
Olympia
Jul 13, 2018 - 01:08am PT
well i'll be damned, the kids Were given anti-anxiety drugs, good call on whoever mentioned that back thread,

and they are already working on the movie.

should be good, plenty of drama, cold water, hypothermia, people getting off route, people going missing, strong currents, last minute flood,

pretty involved, must have had some riggers in there>

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/12/world/asia/thailand-cave-rescue-seals.html
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