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Die-hard adventurers

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IN: Jack Tackle makes tracks two days before his attempt to climb Mt. Augusta. (Charlie Sassara)
Hanging on the edge
In a photo taken from the rescue helicopter, Tackle lies paralyzed on a ledge awaiting help. Thirty hours elapsed before the rescue team arrived. (Natural Resources Canada)
Pre-crisis
Sassara negotiates an icy cliff face before Tackle’s fall. (Jack Tackle)
Mountain man
“If you think help is only a phone call away, you start making decisions using the wrong criteria,” says Tackle, shown before the 2002 climb. “Each decision stops being so important. Why bother to climb?” (Charlie Sassara)
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