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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:20 pm 
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Why you should not abseil on an a munter hitch...

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 Post subject: Re: Ouch
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:23 pm 
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Surely not possible? Or is the guy using the Munter hitch not the guy who lost his finger. i.e. the partner got his finger jammed as his mate abseiled off? It looks like a tension break, difficult to accomplish if the carabiner is attached to the harness that you are in :-).


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 Post subject: Re: Ouch
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:05 pm 
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Assuming this guy is right handed. Could it not have happened if he was taking up slack, with his brake hand/right hand, before loading the system. As he loaded it, the hitch flipped over, as it does. So I'm thinking maybe his free hands finger got caught at that moment and as he let the rope sing through the biner realised something was wrong, used his brake hand, as I'm sure I would have, causing enough friction to not let the rope run over his finger but rather twist it with the rope and off. :?:


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 Post subject: Re: Ouch
PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:55 am 
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I hope that this photo was staged! If not, it would have been more likely to occur whilst the person was belaying.

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 Post subject: Re: Ouch
PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:46 am 
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Looks cold - maybe they didn't feel a thing...

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