Snowboarder stuck clinging to a cliff face on Blackcomb

WHISTLER, British Columbia – In honor of Whistler Blackcomb’s season coming to an end and the entire ski season nearing its end as well, here’s a look at one of the craziest clips we’ve ever seen from the Canadian mountain.

Somehow this guy managed to get himself stuck on the face of a cliff near the Spanky’s Ladder zone on Blackcomb. Fortunately ski patrol was able to get him down in one piece, and he was spotted enjoying some après ski drinks that same day.

I was coming out of the Spanky’s Ladder zone on Blackcomb with the groupe 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 where 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!

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