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Resist The Temptation To Abseil In A Santa Beard

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posted on Dec, 21 2015 @ 01:05 AM

. . . despite it sometimes being presented as a glamorous activity, abseiling has caused more fatalities than any other mountaineering activity.

Climbers often feel the risks are worth it for them. The grieving children usually don't think so, but it's too late by then.

Abseiling off the end of the rope and knocking rocks down onto the heads of people below are well known dangers.

A lesser known yet seasonally relevant danger is this.

Santa dangles 50ft up and gets his beard trapped in a pulley
Father Christmas taken to hospital after injuring his ankle in the stunt in Calais

Resist the temptation to abseil in a santa beard.
edit on 21 12 2015 by Kester because: change word

posted on Dec, 21 2015 @ 01:10 AM

originally posted by: Kester

Resist the temptation to abseil in a santa beard.

ATS top tip of the day. Can this be a regular feature?

Tomorrow 'Ice skating dressed as Darth Vader , is it worth the risk?'

posted on Dec, 21 2015 @ 01:43 AM
a reply to: Kester

Now I know ATS has reached new depths of low. Kester, you have just brought Murdoch's Sun here. This is a heinous crime and punishable with having to be impaled on top of a #ing Christmas tree like the fairy.

That picture is a terrible thing. It is not even a real human, lol.

What word means this?:

"lacking sense or meaning; silly.

synonyms: silly, foolish, stupid, fatuous, idiotic, absurd, ridiculous, ludicrous, laughable, risible, imbecilic, moronic, cretinous, unintelligent, witless, asinine, pointless, senseless, frivolous, nonsensical, brainless, mindless, thoughtless, vacuous, vapid, empty-headed"

"Inane", of course.

The Sun is that word incarnate. Don't be like the #ing brain dead Sun, Kester

edit on 21-12-2015 by Revolution9 because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 21 2015 @ 03:09 AM
a reply to: Revolution9

It gets worse. Silly fool should have learnt from this 'beard in the gear' incident years ago.

Here's the Demotix link with more photographs of the recent alleged

If it's faked, Art Widak did

And from your second favourite trashpaperwrittenbyspooks.

"Father Christmas fell from the height of 30 metres to his death in front of a small crowd of shocked abseiling club members."

Read more: ctice-run.html#ixzz3uwamnuQy
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posted on Dec, 21 2015 @ 03:20 AM
a reply to: ScepticScot

A friend had her life ruined when her father went climbing and died.

The first time my father went climbing the instructor fell off and died.

A famous last word after abseiling off the end of the rope was, "Shiiiiiiit!"

The serious message here is think twice and take precautions when in costume.

posted on Dec, 21 2015 @ 07:45 AM
petzl already have this covered - just read the fooking saftey notice :

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