Famed Climber Brad Gobright Dies In Climbing Accident | NBC Nightly News

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. I know someone will tell me. What is the point of climbing? At the end you've accomplished nothing. I have more respect for extreme sports Which takes talent and practice . Everest climbers are just plain stupid.

  2. This reminds me of the people who surf and get bitten by a shark next week there out there again with one arm I guess passion overrides life and death

  3. Poor guy…thought he had everything under smooth…control.thought he could con the mountain or thought the mountain was his friend

  4. Let's see….
    "Doing what he loves"
    His friend does not look like he's loving this experience.
    And I'm sure that he will not love it for as long as he lives.
    Just stop the excuse

  5. People wanna act like rock climbing, ski diving etc. are sports… Let's be real it's gambling with your life for the adrenaline high. This shouldn't be national news.

  6. Sorry, but that was a rookie mistake. Negligent. Take back all the "professional" labeling period. Professionals don't make that kind of "mistake".

  7. He died how he wanted. Live by the gun, die by the gun. Dont feel bad for him, his family maybe but he knew what he was doing and he was well aware of the risk.

  8. Free solo climbing is like race car driving without a 5 point safety harness or a carbon fiber reinforced roll cage.

    I'm sure you'd get an extra rush for putting your life on the line at every moment more so than the other race car drivers (already doing a dangerous endeavor). But is the feeling of a rush worth losing your life?

    It is just stupid and the free solo people will thankfully weed themselves out of the gene pool by dying decades before they should have otherwise.

  9. Rock climbers, mountain climbers, sky divers, hang glider pilots apparently have a hidden death wish. Why else would they put themselves in a place where a single mistake or misstep can be fatal?

  10. Of course he did. Climbing without ropes for a long time..is anyone surprised?
    I'm more impressed by awesome fathers, selfless caregivers, people who rescue abandoned animals, invent something green.

  11. "What is fun to you, is death to me." Says the frog to the boy throwing stones in a pond. Free climbing sounds fun but, it can be deadly. So sorry for his family left behind to mourn. How selfish of him. 😐

  12. Karma.. LAUGHING.. stay off our sacred mountains… it is ONLY the BEGINNING…. X13X13X13X13 get theM DIVINE HEAVENLY MOTHER GAIA…….BE BLESSED!! ANOTHER BITES THE DUST….UR CURSED!!!

  13. Is it worth it? Now his Mother, Father and the rest of his family is suffering and will be traumatized by his risk-taking for the rest of their lives. Wake up! 🙏🏼

  14. Told a kid to be careful on the wet floor because gravity doesn't care how good or cute ur. It would've been good to interview him while he was falling.

  15. I climb this area every couple of years. It's called El Potrero Chico in the state of Nuevo Leon Mexico just outside the city of Hidalgo. The limestone walls go up to 2,200 feet. May you rest in peace my friend. You will be sorely missed.

  16. Sorry…but he is selfish. He has a family and he jeopardize his life for thrills. Not fair to his entire family.

  17. In other news, a morbidly obese man died of a heart attack, a russian roulette enthusiast shot himself in the head, and a heroin junkie died of an overdose. Oddly, none of them received moving tributes.

  18. All these, "it was bound to happen eventually," comments are silly when you consider the fact every one of you risk your life just to drive to McDonald's. Some of you more than others.

  19. People are talking about him dying doing what he loved… yeah he died while rapping down one of the best sport climbs in Mexico, yeah he forgot to tie knots at the end of his rope. Mistakes happen, he didn’t die from being an adrenaline junkie, he died from not taking the time to double check the system, it’s a fair reminder to never get ahead of yourself when climbing. Also the vast majority of climbing deaths happen when rappeling

  20. Funny how we are the only species on the planet that knows how to use safety equipment yet there are still idiots who insist on doing it the primitive way

  21. So Sorry For His Family and Friends. TOO RISKY. TOO RISKY. TOO RISKY. Please think of those who would miss you terribly.

  22. He died doing what he loved , who cares if it was safe or not it was his time to go and respect to him and his family . Everyone gonna die one day don’t be too scared about it ..

  23. Surprised that NBC didn’t find a way to circle around to Donald Trump being responsible for this accident. NBC is fake news democrat party propaganda

  24. I mean no disrespect and please correct me if I’m wrong but as I understand this tragic story Gobright was attempting a risky maneuver with a partner he’d only recently met on unfamiliar terrain after having only just arrived in Mexico. But worst of all is the fact that a simple knot at the end of the rope would’ve saved his life. Did he forget?

    My god the other fellow was so lucky to survive with only a broken ankle.

  25. I say my deepest sympathy 4 his family. On the other hand at least he went out doing what he loved!! How many of us actually get 2 say that… R.I.P.

  26. I try to be careful about judging folks like Gobright and Honnold; they are in the same breed as test pilots who were later chosen to become astronauts etc.. It's in their blood, and we as a society admire their courage and their gifts when they are successful; and often quickly mock them in these trying times. God Bless him and his family. I wish one could be great without risks, but greatness and risk seem to be twins tied at the hip.

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