Special ElCap Report 9/26/11
By Tom Evans
Yo… Big rescue off the Captain in the late evening today. An Austrian took a fall on the pitch leading into Camp 5, on the Nose route, around 3:30 this afternoon. His aid sling pinched his right thumb off his hand as he fell. Fortunately, the severed digit landed on the ledge beside his partner, Richard Edelsbacher, who retrieved it. The initial story had Michael catching it with his other hand which would have lead to …. Wait for it.... wait for it!! You guessed it!! ........“Catch of the Day”.