I’m guessing there was another climber above this chap that created that errant chunk of ice.
otherwise, what are the odds of something that size being sent by providence to find the noggin of a lone climber on a mountain in some far-flung land amidst a tiny speck in God’s eye?
is that a mote in God’s eye?
this scenario begs one of my questions that makes people gnash their teeth and shake fists with impotent fury:
was this an accident or an appointment with destiny?
I was taught to use safety lines while climbing. on the other hand, I am a free climber.
the fellow lived to tell he tale, and record it all, no less. obviously it could have needed worse, possibly tragically.
he could have been hit by an asteroid!
Asteroid near miss in early 2013
Read story, here: Asteroid near miss in early 2013
Good news: Most insurance policies cover asteroids
…now I need to go do some research and determine what the difference is between an asteroid and a meteor.
today I’m listening to Like a Stone by Audioslave.
peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.
brian patrick cork