Emmett’s parachute got line twist causing him to corkscrew through the air before crashing blindly into the talus floor.
rock toss, deemed the exit acceptable and moments later, jumped in unison. Emmett’s parachute got line twist causing him to corkscrew through the air before crashing blindly into the talus f loor. He escaped with minor injuries but was shaken up. He is a per fectionist who is meticulous with packing his chute and assessing exit points. His technical sav vy is matched by his intuition and physical strength, so having trouble like that was, in his own words, “not acceptable.”
We had accomplished two out of three of our objectives and we knew luck had played a part in it. The clear skies that granted us safe passage turned dark and rain fell. We took refuge in a cave under a boulder and bivied until the following afternoon when we returned to base camp. The takeoff from Vampire Lake was horrif ying. LaFavre was boxed in, forcing him to take of f in a tight turn barely of f the deck. I was certain we were going to crash, I turned around to look at the boys behind me, hoping for encouraging looks that were not there. Martinello was shaking his head and Lear y had tears running down his face. I’m certain LaFavre enjoyed it ver y much. It was back to the Nahanni and another full