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Re: Following in Muir’s footsteps up Mount Whitney

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avatar Following in Muir’s footsteps up Mount Whitney
October 02, 2009 06:56PM
In a brief unfocused second, my feet slip on the loose scree and I cartwheel, pulled by the weight of my overnight pack, feet-over-head down a portion of the steep rock slope. Luckily, I grab one of the granite boulders, arresting my fall after a few seconds.

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avatar Re: Following in Muir’s footsteps up Mount Whitney
October 03, 2009 04:13PM
Falling on your ass above treeline wakes you up in a hurry
Re: Following in Muir’s footsteps up Mount Whitney
October 05, 2009 08:14AM
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Vince
Falling on your ass above treeline wakes you up in a hurry

I find I'm usually a lot more likely to experience this on the way downhill, after my feet and ankles have become tired. No serious problems so far, thank goodness!
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