Howling curiosities

Learning by mistakes of others – and be amazed! However, it is important to remember that you have to weigh up the danger of risking something in life against the danger of risking nothing.

When thousands of cubic meters of water stand still – daggers are always sensitive to climb:

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

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:

A pile of metal to stabilise the spine and a year’s break: that’s all it takes to cure a belay mistake (here: loss of control by the belayer when lowering with a tangled rope):

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