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  1. #1
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    Man who survived Mt. Borah fall, avalanche describes harrowing experience

    Hmmmmm....
    “Instead of going around the rock in the snow, I decided to go up the rock face,” Yan says. “I made a lot of bad decisions that day and I don’t think I was thinking straight.”

    Yan pulled out his rappelling gear and began climbing the rock. When he was about 20-25 feet up, his rappel anchor suddenly broke from the rock and Yan went tumbling to the ground below.

    “It happened so fast and once I hit the ground, I ended up triggering an avalanche,” he recalls. “Then I started to slide another 200 or something feet and I became tangled up in all my gear. It was really bad.”

    Yan was somehow able to stop himself as the snow continued to slide around him. He was buried up to his neck and felt like he was suffocating. He did have an ice ax but it was in his backpack, which was buried somewhere in the avalanche.

    https://www.eastidahonews.com/2018/0...ng-experience/
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    “Yan recalled a hike several months ago in Colorado where he got lost and ended up spending the night in the wilderness without a flashlight. When daylight arrived, he was able to hike out on his own to safety.”

    Maybe he should have learned from this lesson...

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    Dumbass from Pennsylvania was asking questions on IdahoSummits message board a while before this even happened. Least to say, I didn't bother chiming in with any advice. From his posts on that forum, he already sounded like a dumbass, this just further proves that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnjam View Post
    Dumbass from Pennsylvania was asking questions on IdahoSummits message board a while before this even happened. Least to say, I didn't bother chiming in with any advice. From his posts on that forum, he already sounded like a dumbass, this just further proves that.
    Post a link. Would be interesting to read.

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    I met this dude post incident, what a trip.

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    I’m not much of a climber, but how do you rappel up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackattack View Post
    ... how do you rappel up?
    I was thinking the same thing. Seems like it would make climbing a whole lot easier if you could just rappel up everything.

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    It was very cool

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    I mean, he was wearing a harness and had an ATC clipped into the belay loop with a rope in his backpack. Then he started to climb. Therefore, he was rappelling up the mountain. Right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by m8d7b7 View Post
    It was very cool
    Are you Yan?

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    Maybe he was aid climbing? Or rope soloing? Only thing I could think of that he could have been doing if solo climbing.

    I think that the article is just misusing the term rappel or not explaining it correctly. To throw the victim under the bus in this case without all the info is kinda shitty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Springskiin View Post
    Are you Yan?

    Check out his other posts in the forum. Starting to see a pattern...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shredgnar View Post
    Check out his other posts in the forum. Starting to see a pattern...
    It was very cool.

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