Oct 10, 2011, 3:14 PM
Registered: Nov 27, 2001
If she was guided then her guide fuc*ed up and should be hanged by rope
for once i agree with mistah mahhjeed ... if it was guided then someone screwed up
best hope for her recovery
Yikes. Bad news indeed.
If this is true, and it was indeed a client/guide outing, then the guide is 100% at fault. Period. The client's safety and well being is your first and primary responsibility bar none.
I know nothing of the guide or the service they work for, but a knot failure is absolutely unacceptable and there is no good reason or excuse for it.
Unless I'm missing something, the knot was most likely a figure 8 follow through or re-traced figure 8. The double figure 8, like the double bowline is a different knot.
I do not believe, nor do I teach the concept of a "backup" knot. Myself and a number of seasoned guides all consider that to be a finishing knot.
Sorry to hear the bad news.
(This post was edited by socalclimber on Oct 10, 2011, 3:17 PM)