I have a confession to make (SORRY!). I opened someone elses mail just to read this story...
I had a readers digest sitting on my desk for 48hrs which was someone elses mail. It was in a sealed bag, and I had no idea the story was in it until I read this thread.
I kept looking at the Readers Digest on my desk soooo tempted to open it figuring the owner of it probably wouldn't mind if I opened it, if I knew there was a story inside that was close to home.
Sure was a great read!
A couple things I learned that did not know, Simon (uberhiker) works a zamboni? No wonder he can handle all the cold & ice
Wonder if he does the ice in his short sleeved shirt too lol.
I was suprised to read / learn read clubtread has a group of 10,000.
This story is what I call "Luck" of course there was a great deal of great skills involved, but... This story could of been a tragedy so easily. I guess as Chris already knows, just how lucky he is to be alive. Hopefully you guys can use this story to warn others of the dangers and risks involved in extreme hiking activities.
Two thumbs up guys! Great read!