The night fell heavy in the heights of the mountains and Barney could not see anything. All was black.
Zero visibility, and the moon and the stars were covered by the clouds.
As he was climbing only a few feet away from the top of the mountain, Barney slipped and fell in to the
air, falling at great speed. He could only see black spots as he went down, and the terrible sensation of
being sucked by gravity. Barney continued falling and in the moments of great fear, it came to his mind all the good and bad episodes of his life. He was thinking now about how close his death was, when all of a sudden, he felt the rope tied to his waist pull him very hard. Barney's body was left hanging in the air. Only the rope was holding him and in that moment of stillness he had no other choice other than to shout, 'Help me God.'
From the sky a deep voice boomed, 'What do you want me to do?'
'Save me God,' pleaded Barney.
'Do you really think I can save you, Barney?' the voice resonated.
'Of course I believe You can.'
'Then cut the rope tied to your waist,' the voice boomed.
There was a moment of silence and Barney thought then decided to hold on to the rope with all his strength. The next day the rescue team found a climber dead and frozen. His body hanging from a rope. His hands holding tight to it.........and he
was only one foot away from the ground.
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