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
In: 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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