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Learning by mistakes of others – and be amazed! However, it should be remembered: The risk of risking something in life has to be balanced against the risk of risking nothing.


Properly roped or not? Reconstruction of an accident in a climbing gym. Eyes on the partner check:



Rope shearing on a sharp edge, statically belayed:

Source: YouTube, UKClimbing


Helicopter crash at Großglockner without any injuries, but with lots of luck. The landing place at that exposed spot has a 300 meter vertical drop on the other side:

Quelle: YouTube, Peter Trenkwalder


Carabiner-fixing of a sling best via clove hitch knot. Fixing with a Petzl String or similar often causes fatal accidents – those rubbers are only intended for fixation in Express Sets. Failure occurs already when loaded with less than 20 KG:



Close – even closer – and then there was the guardian angel:

Source: YouTube, irishpatrick6


Zwieselbacher Rosskogel done – with 30.821 m highest mountain of Stubaier Alps:



The other day at the Alpspitze – some could even laugh:



Who overtakes whom? Not everybody understands the meaning of a rope team on the glacier:



All right! The handling of half ropes has to be learned:



Rappel anchor at Wadi Rum – still enough space for new slings:



Two-way traffic unwanted – Mountaineers in single file on their ego trip through the Lhotse Face on the way to the summit of Everest:

Source: Ralf Dujmovits


Good conditions at the Weismies? A matter of the viewpoint:



Blood smeared T-shirt after an outbreak of a rappel anchor followed by a ground fall into a thorn hedge. Rappelling at the limit was never a good idea:



A lot of time at the belay in the ice:



The boundaries burst – not only in this respect – in the Danube Valley:



Here the nails cutting has done soon:

Source: The Alpinist

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