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Man rescued from crevasse recovers gear after 12 years

Rescued from a glacial crevasse 12 years ago, Rob Maimann never expected to see his abandoned gear again. Then he received an e-mail from a mountain guide with surprising news.

Melting glacier reveals lost backpack, skis

Rob Maiman fell into a crevasse on the Athabaska glacier 12 years ago. He spent more than five hours in the crevasse before being rescued.

When he was pulled to the surface, he was forced to abandon his gear, including a backpack and skis.

One month ago, he received an e-mail from a mountain guide. After 12 years, the melting glacier had given up his long-lost items.

  • Listen to the full interview with Rob Maimann on the Calgary Eyeopener.