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SICG St Peters - Ground fall 24-Apr-2012 At 12:42:01 PM grantoss
On 23/04/2012 rockranga wrote:
>Good to hear they're back and not injured. Are we able to find out what
>went wrong? Are there verified details floating around? I know it appears
>to be belay error but was it due to:
> - not paying attention
> - using a belay device they were not familiar with
> - too much slack in the system
> - etc..etc..
>I think any ground fall (and thankfully in this case a non-fatal one)
>should be used to learn what went wrong and what could have been done differently.
>While i'm sure the mistake is nothing ground breaking it's always good
>to have this sort of stuff in peoples minds so they/we know the consequences
>of doing things the wrong way.

seriously, if you didnt know that not paying attention or being unfamiliar with your belay device is unsafe then you shouldnt be belaying without close supervision!

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