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Unread 08-02-2010, 03:31 PM
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Jiri Jammer
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Changwon
Posts: 57
Death on Jangunbong

I was climbing yesterday and witnessed a pretty horrifying accident. After hearing screams and shouts above our belay station we witnessed not a falling rock, but a falling person who was killed instantly on impact. We immediatly decended the mountain and I do not know any other information. Today heavy rains have prevented further climbing but I don't know if this accident will cause closures and I don't know how the climber fell. There was no sign of cut rope and no indication of how such a terrible event did occur. Still the importance of checking gear and always putting saftey first and climbing second are things that have been really solified by witnessing this event. If anyone knows any further information on how it happened it would be good to hear. Condoloences go out to the deceased climbers family.
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