Hal, if I hear that story one more
time, I'm making you limp down the
entire three thousand feet, over --
Gabe finally grabs the line, secures it to a heavy piton, and
hammers it into the wall.
This guy showing you a good time?
swings over across to the facing mountain -- Maggie lands the
copter, in spite of the winds, on a small plateau. Frank gets
out to secure the wire -- there's now a lifeline spanning the
ON THE LEDGE:
Gabe finishes anchoring the line in the rock -- he
extinguishes his cigarette in the snow, and naturally, pockets
the butt. Hal, propped up against the wall, expertly rigs a
seat harness around his legs -- Susan helps him get part of it
around his splint, and Gabe clips it to the line.
Now, remember -- keep your arms and
legs within the vehicle at all
Fuck you --
With that, Hal pulls himself hand-over-hand across the sloping
line -- Hal makes a point of looking down --
HAL'S POV -- THE DROP
is vertigo defined. Thirty five hundred feet straight down.
You could stack the World Trade Center towers on top of each
other and they'd still be shorter than this mountain is high.