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Die-hard adventurers

Starting in
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)
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)