Climbing 700 m above the Abyss: Stairway to Heaven Austria
   
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Submitted by Mordhaus
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In the close-up of the carabiners at 1:06, the gates are both facing in the same direction.

When we see them in use (e.g. 1:17 - 1:22, 1:30), they're facing in opposite directions - which, as I understand it, is the correct way to use them as it reduces the risk that an accident (e.g. a falling rock hit, a fall that suddenly stresses the safety line...) opens both at once.

I liked this video, but would have expected a high-safety culture not to show carabiners the wrong way around?
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written by WmGn

That made me more nervous than watching the guy climbing the mountain with no ropes, free solo.
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written by harriet


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