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moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Topic Author's Original Post - Sep 12, 2018 - 02:44pm PT
I just had one, and it was great! Hehe

Credit: moosedrool

A 20 foot fall into the Choktoi glacier. Rescued after two hours. A few bruises, some skin loss, strained shoulder muscles, otherwise, all good!

Moose
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Sep 12, 2018 - 02:51pm PT
Great picture, Moose !
xCon

Social climber
909
Sep 12, 2018 - 02:53pm PT
who let you wander around san cord?!?!!?
lucky you left footprings??

what does the picture pointing down the hole show?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 12, 2018 - 02:56pm PT
2 hours to get out from 20í down? Was JD keeping you down there to teach you a lesson?
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Sep 12, 2018 - 03:01pm PT
and you chose that particular hole because it was the shape of a moose?
moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 12, 2018 - 03:24pm PT
I took the picture from the bottom of the hole.

We didnít have a rope because it was a straight forward walk (hmm). Jim jumped over that crevasse, but when I jumped, the lip broke, and I fell. Thankfully, there was a constriction which stopped my fall. Jim went to get help, and all I could do was to make myself confortable. I put my crampons on and made myself a small ledge to stand on. Then I put rain jacket and gloves on. I also had an umbrella with me, which I managed to partially open. It deflected ice, snow, and water coming down. Waiting for help was boring, but eventually Jim got in touch with Thomas Huber, and they fished me out. I had a change of clothes in the backpack, so I was good to go a few minutes later. We were about 5 miles out from camp. Two hours later, in camp, I got some schnapps from Thomas and all was well.

Moose

tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Sep 12, 2018 - 03:40pm PT
Wow! glad you are OK.. any other Mooses in there?
xCon

Social climber
909
Sep 12, 2018 - 04:13pm PT
way to bounce!
my 15 footer last week got me a partially separated shoulder

what was your camp nickname for the rest of the expedition?
TWP

Trad climber
Mancos, CO & Bend, OR
Sep 12, 2018 - 04:30pm PT
Moose:

Just because I fell into a crevasse on the Biafo Glacier didn't mean you had to fall into one on the Choktoi.

Copycat! Sound like I got hurt more than you did. True?

Surely you did more than fall into a crevasse in three weeks at Huber Camp? You're just keeping us in suspense, aren't you? Moose, you are such a tease!
JLyons

Sport climber
Cali
Sep 12, 2018 - 04:57pm PT
Wow, traveled all that way for weeks to boulder/fall in a hole by base camp. I wonder how others might have used such an opportunity?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 12, 2018 - 05:38pm PT
Jesus walked on water, you can't even handle ice.
Edit: Glad you are safe. Thanks for takin' care of my buddy, Jim.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 12, 2018 - 05:48pm PT
Yer treading parlously close to ethnic insensitivity Mssr Mouse,
but some witticisms do spring to mind.
xCon

Social climber
909
Sep 12, 2018 - 05:52pm PT
careful with your ease into an endorsement...
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Sep 12, 2018 - 06:54pm PT
Scary sh#t.

I've lost more than one friend who walked into a crevasse unroped.

Glad you're safe.
moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 12, 2018 - 06:54pm PT
Wow, traveled all that way for weeks to boulder/fall in a hole by base camp. I wonder how others might have used such an opportunity?

You have a better idea? Please do tell. But I think you canít do better than that!

Terry, I had only minor injuries. You were much worse. I couldnít climb, though.

Moose

T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Sep 12, 2018 - 07:00pm PT
Glad ya survived that epic and didn't die,
yer a certified badass now Moose. :)
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Sep 12, 2018 - 07:09pm PT
the best kind: none
kingtut

climber
Jingus Newroutaineer
Sep 12, 2018 - 07:35pm PT
Sweet Jeebus Moose try to be more careful!

:(


Glad ur ok...You know Donini walks on (frozen) water, but mere mortals can't always.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 12, 2018 - 07:48pm PT
OK, Moose, the very first glacier I was ever on fooled me. I thought I was just on an adjacent snowfield prior to the real deal. Maybe a hundred yards onto it Iím suddenly up to my armpits, literally. Oops! Always better to be lucky, eh?

Glacial Trivial Pursuit:
Bet Iím the only crankloon here whoís been on the worldís longest glaciar not in Antarctica.
moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 12, 2018 - 07:59pm PT
Lucky you, Reilly, lucky me.

Three more people fell into crevasses during the trek, but the were roped up and nobody got deeper than the armpits.

I had a chance to explore a crevasse thoroughly. I tell you, itís all water. Cold too. Unfortunately I destroyed some of the features falling in.

Moose
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