Eighteen years after he nearly died, climber Paul Pritchard returned to the Totem Pole to finish what he started.
In February 1998, Pritchard attempted to ascend the dangerous, 213-foot-tall sea stack off the coast of Tasmania. As he began to make his ascent, a large rock came unhinged and struck Pritchard's head, leaving a hole measuring 10 centimeters. The climber had to wait for 10 hours while cerebral fluid leaked from his head before a rescue team could arrive. The ordeal resulted in him losing the function of an arm and leg.
Pritchard returned to the Totem Pole with a team of 10 people to aid him in his new quest to reach the top. He was able to videotape his climb and is hoping to produce a film about his journey in the coming years.
Renowned climber ascends to top of obstacle that almost killed him 18 years ago
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