Dispatch just in this morning from Andrew McLean:
“Hi Lou, I just got back from a great trip to the Wrangle St. Elias mountains up in Alaska. While we were there, Ben Ditto plunged through a snow bridge covering a deep, pitch black, wide, icy cavern of death crevasse. His heel pieces released and he was suspended by a SINGLE locked out Dynafit toepiece like a fruit bat hanging from the ceiling! There is a lot more to the story, but he hung there for about 20 minutes until we got up and hauled him free. Viva la Dynafit yet again, eh?”
Update, April 24:
Andrew sent this link to a video of the event’s thankfully okay aftermath.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.