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Dropped Camera

I dropped my camera again. This time it fell almost 200 feet.

We were climbing with a co-worker on Mt. Lemmon’s Rappel Rock (standard route) when it happened.

On the third pitch of the climb my camera, which was in it’s case buckled to my harness, popped off and took the fast way down. I was stunned. I couldn’t really do anything since I was concentrating on the climb. I really didn’t want to follow the camera.

When we finished the climb I went back down to the base of the cliff to try and recover the three (nearly indestructible) 256MB cards that were in the case, but unfortunately I only managed to find one of the spare batteries.

I’m still kinda shocked that I’m going to be without a digital camera for a while. I still have lots of photos from this summer to post online but after that it might be a little less colorful.

Originally published on Wednesday August 18, 2004 at 10:22 pm

[2] Comments

Thank God it wasn't your head! However painful, the camera can be replaced.

P.S. Isn't it Mt. Lemmon?

leah said this 16 years, 10 months ago §

Yes -- you are correct! Mt. Lemmon it is. :)

Aaron said this 16 years, 10 months ago §

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