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Half Dome Cliff Rescue at 8840 Feet Elevation-Yosemite N.P.

6-22-2012--Raw video footage of a hairy cliff rescue on the cables section of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park California.Rescue was performed by fellow hikers after a section of cable broke away.The cables are used as a hand hold going up the steep ascent of the last 400 feet of the climb. Fellow hikers did not feel this guy had the time to wait for National Park Mountain Search and Rescue operators to show up, as he was so close to death. Good job to these guys, hat tip and a bravo zulu. Rangers closed this section of the climb after the rescue to repair the broken hand hold section of the cables.Many deaths have occurred with hikers and climbers over the years on Half Dome as well as other famous climbs in Yosemite like El Capitan.
From 1919 when the cables were erected through 2011, there have been six fatal falls from the cables.The latest fatality occurred on July 31, 2011.[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud-to

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Added: Jul-23-2012 Occurred On: Jun-22-2012
By: Fire37Rescue
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Citizen Journalism
Tags: Mountain Rescue, Rescue, National Park, Mariposa County Ca, Cliff Hanger, Yosemite National Park, Half Dome, YOSAR, Hero, Granite
Location: Yosemite Valley, California, United States (load item map)
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  • Great Pre-post and history report F37R!

    I wonder who's responsibility it is in maintaining those cables?

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    • @Arizona_Patriot
      National Park Service maintains the cables as far as I know.That's not to say they don't have a climbing contractor who goes it though.So many things are contracted out nowadays in our National Forests and Parks...as I think it should be. I know this only because I have worked with them. Yosemite Park itself would be nothing if it were not for all the Contracted work and concessionaires. I love that place.
      Prolly my favorite US Park of the many I have visited. I'm a different p More..

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    • @Fire37Rescue Nothing better than saving a life. It truly made that man's day! BTW, I think Yosemite is one of the most beautiful places I've been to. With places like this, who needs to live in the city? If I could I'd live there for the rest of my life! Calm, you intake clean fresh air, the diversity of life, just amazing... El Capitan and Half Dome are definitely breath taking as well. Great upload!

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  • Good job, way to think fast. Bravo!

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  • Good ending. That cables hike looks like it would awesome. No technical climbing either. I climbed the Grand in the Tetons about 8 years ago and that was grueling. This looks about the same, so I'd go for the 2 day hike.

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  • Wow, great vid. Scary shit, awesome rescuer.

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  • Rescuing morons who place no value on their own lives just endangers others who have to come to their aid. I say let all these life-risking morons pay the price of their risk with their own lives. They're all idiots.

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  • Sweaty Palms.

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