prosthetic ice axe

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grubber
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prosthetic ice axe

Post by grubber » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:33 am

what's it with south africans and prosthetic limbs?

this guy lost his arm in afghanistan and will try to climb everest next month..
http://thedailywh.at/2012/04/16/early-bird-special-279/

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Nic Le Maitre
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Re: prosthetic ice axe

Post by Nic Le Maitre » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:22 am

Safas and prosthetic limbs I don't know why. Kudos to him for trying through. He might be better off with a prosthetic jumar though as every photo I've seen of guided climbers going up, every single one is using a jumar on the fixed ropes from the Western Cwm to the summit and it is the same on the Northern side.
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Re: prosthetic ice axe

Post by Chris F » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:08 pm

Couple of Scots in on it too

http://www.jamieandrew.com/mos/Frontpage/Itemid,28/

http://www.mcofs.org.uk/mag_sm25_page10.asp

Kev Shields has climbed E7 and hard winter stuff.

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Re: prosthetic ice axe

Post by Warren G » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:23 pm

Once met an American who had just come back from Everest having summited as a team of four, one of which was a double amputee from the knees down. must be nice not having to worry about the right socks.

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Re: prosthetic ice axe

Post by Chris F » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:20 am

What do you mean by "anything for sponsorship"?

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Re: prosthetic ice axe

Post by Marshall1 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:39 am

:idea:

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