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Dane

Early season is scary....

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Climbing ice is flat out dangerous.

but dying while "river rafting" and not wearing a PFD is even dumber.

 

Especially is you have a rack of gear on you. Sink right to the bottom you will.

 

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Climbing ice is flat out dangerous.

 

However, crossing the Wenatchee river in a 30$ raft in the dark without very careful scouting during daylight is even more dangerous. If you do something like cross rivers to get to avalanche threatened ice climbs this season, PLEASE scout the crossing during daylight hours, wear a PFD and a helmet during your transit across the water, and come back alive. Dying whilst ice climbing is dumb, but dying while "river rafting" and not wearing a PFD is even dumber.

 

 

Yeah I read a news article from last year about some idiots doing that. :rolleyes:

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Don't be fucking ridiculous: that's a chairlift, not a zipline. It even used to have a chairlift seat on it until it was deemed hazardous and taken down.

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This is the way to do it

Launch

 

:rocken:

 

 

Or one can hike around too, not as creative, but an option....

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Climbing ice is flat out dangerous.

 

However, crossing the Wenatchee river in a 30$ raft in the dark without very careful scouting during daylight is even more dangerous. If you do something like cross rivers to get to avalanche threatened ice climbs this season, PLEASE scout the crossing during daylight hours, wear a PFD and a helmet during your transit across the water, and come back alive. Dying whilst ice climbing is dumb, but dying while "river rafting" and not wearing a PFD is even dumber.

 

Yeah I read a news article from last year about some idiots doing that. :rolleyes:

 

WAY TOO SUBTLE FOR THIS CROWD. POST PICS INSTEAD ;)

 

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