Exclusive: Ice Climber Survives 72 Foot Fall

When a nylon rope gave way and sent veteran climber Cri Boratenski hurtling 72 feet toward the earth as he climbed a Colorado ice sheet, the 31-year-old thought he wouldn't live to see his wife or 1-year-old son again. It was an image of them sitting next to each other that flooded his mind during his freefall from the side of the Designator, a massive, vertical ice formation that hugs a cliff near East Vail, Colo. He thought about how he wanted to apologize to them for dying. But,...Full Story
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