“Testing the bergschrund. I estimated a high probability of falling in, in combination with a low severity due to proper belaying. Risk management at work.” –Peter von Känel

Mountain guide Peter von Känel was fully aware of the bergschrund (German for crevasse) danger he was walking into trying to find a safe route for a backcountry crew and was roped off for just this contingency. After getting pulled out, found a safe snow bridge 4 meters uphill that allowed a stable crossing of the bergschrund. Scary stuff but he was well prepared.

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