Sunday, June 14, 2009

Yosemite climbing death

  Not really climbing but extreme walking, for sure.  I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often.  One  mis-step and you are gone down the slope.
   Park officials say about 50K people a year climb the cables.  Its a 17 mile round trip hike to the top of Half Dome.
  No water on the last six or seven miles to the top.  The last water you get may have guardia from beaver, so you have to filter.  It's a hump to get up.
  Here's a video of the cable climb.  It gets pretty crazy in the summer when the crowds build up.  

  Sorry to hear the news and sympathy to the guys family and friends.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

My daughter and her hubby did that three weeks ago with four friends. She and hubby did NOT make the final ascent, because of the cables.