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Snowboarder Clings to Cliff in Harrowing Situation at Blackcomb

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Here's the better, original footage of the guy stuck on a cliff I filmed a couple of weeks ago. I was coming out of the Spanky's Ladder zone on Blackcomb with the groupe I'm coaching, when we saw a bit of commotion and, eventually, this poor guy perched halfway up a nasty cliff with no way up or down. I had with me the camp video camera, so I was able to get a few good close-ups of him hanging on for his life. As comical as it was that anyone would keep going and get themself into such a bad spot, we where also all very worried for him. Shortly after, 6-7 patrollers started showing up with lots of ropes, but we had to leave before we could see the actual rescue. I heard that after 1-2 hours they managed to get him out of there. He was seen later having a beer with his buddy at the GLC. He's alright! Live commentating by @adventures_of_megs #corecamps #rescue #cliff #rescue #cliffrescue #snowboard #blackcomb #spankysladder #brownpants #dontmove #wrongway #chill #funnynotfunny #boardtube #failarmy #jerryoftheday #failsvids

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Of course we’ve all been in uncomfortable situations, but this one takes the cake.

At Blackcomb earlier this week, a snowboarder took a bit of a misstep and ended up having to bear-hug a cliff and balance on a narrow part of the face with his board to avoid a steep, life-threatening fall.

We don't know how long he was up there, but thankfully, patrollers eventually came and roped down to save him (the rescue reportedly took 1-2 hours).

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An onlooker got some of the harrowing experience on video. He wrote: “I was coming out of the Spanky’s Ladder Zone on Backcomb with the group I’m coaching when we saw a bit of commotion and, eventually, this poor guy perched halfway up a nasty cliff with no way up or down."

After the big rescue, the snowboarder was spotted having a well-deserved post-death-avoidance beer with a friend at the Garibaldi Lift Company (GLC).

Glad you’re safe bud! Enjoy the brew.

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