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Man rescued from 100ft deep crevasse after 5 days!

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This story is almost 2 weeks old, but I've not seen it commented on here. A German mountaineer was rescued from a 100ft deep "crevice" (not sure how that differs from a crevasse, unless they're implying he was surrounded by rock rather than ice at the bottom of the hole) on the Dachstein mountains after being trapped there for 5 days! Shocked

Regardless of whether it was a crevice or crevasse I think that's one lucky guy who can be thankful for his mobile phone and the Austrian Police officer who had the quick wits to change to text messaging when the voice communication broke off.
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Good grief - I am feeling anxious just reading about it. Lucky man.
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Incredible that he could get any kind of mobile phone signal where he was. My phone lost its signal in the middle of a major UK town last week.
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Looks like it was rock. Reminds me of a back country ridge ski at Zauchensee with Flangesax when I stopped and vanished up to my armpits; there was a crevice in the rock ridge which had been totally covered in snow, not sure how deep it was but when he had dragged me out (a ski had landed on a shrub growing out of the rock preventing me from going all the way in) we couldn't see the bottom.


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@Alastair Pink, the other stories in that piece from your link are more incredible! 'Alone on high mountain terrain?!' and 'Never give up' spring to mind.
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Alastair Pink wrote:
A German mountaineer was rescued from a 100ft deep "crevice" (not sure how that differs from a crevasse, unless they're implying he was surrounded by rock rather than ice at the bottom of the hole) on the Dachstein mountains


It was reported in the Austrian press as being a cenote/natural sink hole in the rock
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@clarky999, In that case I guess it may have been somewhat warmer than if he'd been in a crevasse surrounded by ice. Still, not pleasant conditions to spend 5 days in with an injured foot/leg....
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The Krippenstein is really bad for limestone sink holes too, the entire range is riddled with cave systems. They found a body a while back 85 years after he vanished on a ski tour.
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Scarpa wrote:
Looks like it was rock. Reminds me of a back country ridge ski at Zauchensee with Flangesax when I stopped and vanished up to my armpits; there was a crevice in the rock ridge which had been totally covered in snow, not sure how deep it was but when he had dragged me out (a ski had landed on a shrub growing out of the rock preventing me from going all the way in) we couldn't see the bottom.
Had that happen to me on the Albona/Arlberg. Quite scary at the time, though I probably didn't go in quite as far as you I also had big problems trying to get out. Had I been on my own it might not have been so good!
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