well i was ice climbing with my buddy last season. he was leading the second pitch after i had the first. it was pretty crappy ice too, plus it was a hard climb. anyway, he was comming into the hard overhanging bit so he placed a 12cm screw and proceed. it was hard enough that he didnt want to stop to place on the overhanging part so he ran it out like 30 feet, risky on ice. he was just at the point where it goes back to vert, so he stopped to place a screw. right as he places his left axe on his shoulder the pillar that his right axe and right foot was in breaks. he falls the good 65'+ to his last screw, then it rips out, he falls an additional 25' to his second. that rips out. at this point he has enough enertia buily up to rip out the belay anchor and me. but he decks before that happens. when he hits the ground. the ice axe that had been on his shoulder pierces his back and his right lung, and he sufferes a compound fracture to his right femur. with him laying on the ground in a growing pool of blood, im stuck about 120' up with no way to get down and help him. i grab my cell and call the local rescue team and gave them our location, knoowing full well that it owuld be at least 15 min before they can get to us. with the remaining 80 or so feet of rope, i lower down till im about 40 off, then i put in a screw and rig a cordelette to lower another about 30. lucky iit had just dumped out so there was 3+feet of fresh powder so i just jumped the remaining 8 or so feet after discarding my axes. by the time i got to him he is already slipping in and out of consiosnes. i quickly cover himw ith my jacket and assess the damage to his leg, knowing theres not much i can do for his chest wound. with the rate that blood was spewing i could tell that the femoral had ben ruptured. i run over to our packs for a clamp to stop the bleeding. as i look about in his wound in finally spot it. as soon as the clamp goes on, the bleeding subsides. then i hear a welcome sound. rotor blades.
by far, the scariest tihng that has ever happened to me. but my buddy i am glad to say is fine now.well, relativley. still goes to PT for the leg
"You see Bob it's not that im lazy, its that i just don't care" ~Office Space