Steve Long, Chairman of the Training Standards Panel of the UIAA recently trekked the Chadar (Frozen River Trek) on Zanskar in Ladakh. During his trek, he was witness to an accident where two local girls were swept under the Chadar ice. He pulled them out of the river and managed to revive one girl, the other unfortunately died.
Having observed the trekkers and guides during the Chadar trek, Steve has made some recommendations. A synopsis of these recommendations given below may be treated as an IMF advisory.
Consequences of an ice collapse are extremely serious. Quick action needs to be taken in the event of a victim being swept under ice following an ice collapse. It is recommended that:-
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