We’ve all seen those events where Engadget and or TUAW live blogs an Apple event. Edie Howe happened to be out shooting yesterday and did one better, she [live twittered[(http://twitter.com/edie_howe)] the rescue of an injured climber from El Capitan.
Just before noon yesterday Edie was alerted by the sound of helicopters to a possible SAR (search and rescue) and headed out with her ipad and camera to catch the action. Here’s the stream:
Edie: On site el cap meadow top down rescue in progress.
Edie: Lowering haul bag
Edie: Climbers on portaledge to left of zodiac circle, tangerine trip route.
Edie: Weather is building, storm forecast for tonight. Rescuers have time to reach climber
Edie: Climbers have stowed portaledge
Edie: Cage has reached portaledge
Edie: Climber is being put in cage/basket
Edie: 3 helos involved.
Edie: Coming down
Edie: repositioning for clearer view
Edie: According to SAR Zach fm climber dislodged rocks struck on head & shoulder
Edie: Basket nearing trees
Edie: Victim near talus slope
Edie: Out of view due to trees at top of talus slope
Edie: CHP will airlift from top of talus slope
Edie: Rescue complete! Bravo Zulu all hands!
Awesome stuff, Edie!
Photo by Edie Howe.