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    No saftey ropes needed, extreme rock climbing

    http://www.wimp.com/dangerousclimbing/

    I was tempted to put this inthe climbing section. But I think even people who don't climb will appreciate this video. It's a little heavy on the metaphysics aspect, but I found the insights enjoyable.
    Your safety is not my responsibility.

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    Videos like this make my palms sweat. Am I a wimp?

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    I can hardly watch. She has it all over me. Wow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Barron
    Videos like this make my palms sweat. Am I a wimp?
    I'm a wimp too then.
    Your safety is not my responsibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathcricket
    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Barron
    Videos like this make my palms sweat. Am I a wimp?
    I'm a wimp too then.
    Me too. I can barely stand to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Barron
    Videos like this make my palms sweat. Am I a wimp?
    Isn't that what the chalk is for?

    Amazing feat, though. But you wouldn't catch me trying it.

    ...and yes, I am a wimp.
    Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, as vital to our lives and water and good bread
    - Edward Abbey

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    They don't all make it.
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    British free climber plunges 130ft to his death after attempting to scale Alps glacier with no safety rope

    By Ian Sparks
    Last updated at 10:29 PM on 26th July 2009

    A British climber plunged 130ft to his death while scaling a sheer rock-face without a safety rope in the French Alps.

    The 44-year-old man who was not wearing a protective helmet, is thought to have died instantly while scaling the 12,000ft Milieu glacier near Western Europe's highest peak, Mont Blanc.

    He was reported missing by friends when he did not return from a solo climbing expedition on Friday evening.


    Haven: The French Alps is a huge draw for activity holidays, including climbing and cycling

    His lifeless body was was found in a ravine by helicopter rescue team on Saturday morning.

    The man, who died of multiple injuries, could not be identified until his family had been informed, Alpine gendarmerie chief Regis Lavergne said.

    He added: 'He was taking a huge risk by climbing a very high altitude glacier without any safety equipment.

    'The weather above 10,000ft deteriorated very badly on Friday afternoon.

    'It seems he simply fell and died at the foot of a ravine 120ft below.'

    A 17-year-old French youth also died near Mont Blanc on Friday after slipping and falling 100ft during a hiking expedition, gendarmes said.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...ety-rope.html#

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