High Altitude Mountaineering

Thin air, down suits, and frozen digits


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Big Toe?

Want to know more about one of the toes in the case? It came from Neptune Employee, Malcom Daly. Listen to a podcast episode from The Sharp End Podcast about Malcom and Jim Donini's epic adventure in Alaska that caused Malcom to lose his left big toe, and eventually the lower half of his right leg two years later. They were attempting a new route on Thunder Mountain in the Alaska Range. After Daly fell near the top of the climb, the ensuing rescue was one of the most dramatic in Alaskan mountaineering history.

Episode 40 of the Sharp End: Daly tell this legendary story in vivid detail.