Video: Abseil accident + safeguard your abseil

Video of person abseiling who lets go with their brake hand:

How to safeguard your abseil with a French Prussik:

2 Responses to Video: Abseil accident + safeguard your abseil

  1. Gustav Dec 24, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    This so wrong in so many ways (not referring to the instructional movie, I almost fell asleep after 30 seconds there).

    How come it is so much more important to get the footage than holding your buddy’s rope for a bottom belay!?

    Maybe a video showing how to simply avoid this … even if you don’t have a prusik (not prussik!)?

  2. Niq Dec 24, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    Wow, after seeing the title of the first video, i cringed but watched anyway, then saw he was coming down on one rope??

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