After completing a difficult ice climb up Mount Rainier's north side, Jim Davidson and his partner, Mike Price, began their descent. While winding their way down the popular Emmons Glacier, a hidden snowbridge collapsed out from underneath them and dropped them both 80 feet into a dark crevasse.
Jim survived. Mike did not.
Jim was left stranded on a small ledge, deep inside the glacier. Injured, and with a shattered spirit over the loss of his friend, Jim struggled to find a way up the overhanging ice walls of the icy tomb. Come experience this chilling epic of a lone climber fighting to survive deep inside a glacier. With photos, videos, and vivid storytelling, Jim will share this compelling tale.
Jim Davidson worked 22 years as an environmental geologist (B.S., M.S. & P.G.) conducting hydrogeology research and field work to remediate petroleum spills and contaminated ground-water supplies. Since 1982, Jim has been a climber and expedition co-leader on high-altitude peaks in Alaska, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nepal and Tibet.
Jim's epic survival tale is shared in the adventure memoir "The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier" (Jim Davidson & Kevin Vaughan, 2011, Random House/ Ballantine Books). His story is also featured in an episode of the TV show "I Shouldn't Be Alive". (http://www.speakingofadventure.com)
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