UnofficialSquaw’s Tim Konrad falls into glacier crevasse in Antarctica

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on November 13, 2009 3:22 pm

Tim Konrad, the man behind UnofficialSquaw.com, is on a ski trip of a lifetime, making turns with the penguins in Antarctica.  Konrad had a very close call, falling into a crevasse on Wiencke Island.

The Warren Miller film crew were hanging out just feet from where I was heading so I skinned up and said hello to the guys. Taking off my skis, I turned and started walking ten feet or so to a little knob above.  I was planning on setting up a tripod when poof, the snow gave away under my feet and I began to fall into the deepest, darkest crevasse I have ever seen in my life. Before I knew what had happened I came to a stop. Luckily I had a firm grip on my skis which I was dragging along with me. The skis had bridged the gap and allowed me to pull myself back up to safety. Very spooky.

You can read the entire blog entry here.

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