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  1. #1
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    Very good documentary about the Haute Route Fiasco.

    English subtitles available.

    https://youtu.be/zBbtfX16UFE



    Unbelievable. Mountain guide Was an absolute moron. As speculated on the German forum back then.

    What intrigues me is that nobody questionend the decision making process before they got up to the Serpentine. Weather Was a lot worse than expected and was supposed to get worse. Why do you go up to a flat glacier into a beginning white out without being able to return? Are people that comfortable with a guide? Or because other groups have gone right before them?(Steve house)

    I never hire guides so maybe my decision making process is different, but I'd never have gone up the Steep icy point of no return. Especially not with that forecast... but I'm a whiny freerider and no alpinist.so I don't know.

    Edit: Props to Steve house for being properly prepared because he knows how quickly things can go wrong. I had forgotten he was there too.
    It's a war of the mind and we're armed to the teeth.

  2. #2
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    Very good documentary about the Haute Route Fiasco.

    That was a crazy documentary. A bit upsetting to watch seeing how the clients blindly follow the guide - even the guides wife was reported as saying something like hes a mountain guide so you have to trust him

    Im a jong with limited experience but the guides Ive had behave differently than this guy did in so many ways (prepardness, group size, communication style etc etc)

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