A blown rappel usually results in death, but luckily we don’t end there in this Epic. Listen as Richard Wright recalls his partner's close call as his rappel device falls hundreds of feet below them.
"Pretty sure I'm floating," I said into the phone immediately after my friend Matt called to say, "Whatever you do, don't drive your usual way.At that moment my car's engine quit, and it lifted up and started drifting toward a gas station. It was 12:30 a.m. and dumping rain. "What do you mean?" Matt said.