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NERVE TEST ON THE NEEDLES
Fred Beckey
July 30, 1956
High in the weather-lashed Alps two intrepid climbers assail the spine-chilling peaks of the famous Needles of Chamonix
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July 30, 1956

Nerve Test On The Needles

High in the weather-lashed Alps two intrepid climbers assail the spine-chilling peaks of the famous Needles of Chamonix

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Atop a needle rock 7,000 feet up in the Alps, Climber Derek Boddy adjusts rope for descent

Rappeling a foot at a time, Climber Boddy works his way down sheer side of needle rock

Trusting his rope with most of his weight, a climber picks his way slowly down a scarp

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