A scary situation for this snowboarder at Blackcomb who lost his way and ended up clinging for dear life to a cliff face until patrol could rope down and save him. While we don’t see the conclusion of the rescue, word is he was fine afterward and seen drinking a beer at the Garibaldi Lift Company (GLC):
“I was coming out of the Spanky’s Ladder zone on Blackcomb with the group I’m coaching, when we saw a bit of commotion and, eventually, this poor guy perched halfway up a nasty cliff with no way up or down.
I had with me the camp video camera, so I was able to get a few good close-ups of him hanging on for his life. As comical as it was that anyone would keep going and get themself into such a bad spot, we were also all very worried for him. Shortly after, 6-7 patrollers started showing up with lots of ropes, but we had to leave before we could see the actual rescue.
I heard that after 1-2 hours they managed to get him out of there. He was seen later having a beer with his buddy at the GLC. He’s alright!”