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post #17 of (permalink) Old 09-10-2012, 09:02 PM
FrankB
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Visited the Athabasca Glacier area a few weeks ago- here's a sign warning people to stay off the ice.



Trouble is, when you fall into a crevasse, you get squeezed and slip in a little deeper as you breathe out. Then, as your warm body cools down and you become hypothermic, your clothes freeze to the sides of the crevasse and rescuers have to use blow torches or ice picks to get you out.

This explains why most people that fall into crevasses don't survive- including two of my very experienced climbing friends over the years.
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