it's pretty sad how little discussion his poor decision making has generated here. there is absolute 101 stupid shit in squeaky's report. truly the buzz is dead, cooked and stuffed these days with a bunch of bib wearers sitting around the table with spoons in their hands.
so a winter solo trip on partially frozen,heavily ice bridged class IV river, followed by the choice to travel extensively by foot on unstable fucking ice bridges over said class IV river ,again alone,unaided, unbelayed. followed by the point that his mom and dad had SAR on "speed dial" if he missed his exit date. a rescue/ body recovery putting other folks in danger to pick up the pieces for his poor choices. followed by the lesser point that the guy can't even afford a packraft so who get's to pay for the rescue/body recovery....? us. and nothing but 'attaboys'? brilliant. i think you all have been watching too many gaper extraordinaire bear grylls reruns and it's rotted out your brains.
just remember,squeaky, once you plunge under to the wet side of an ice bridge and ,uh,"throwing a crimp" as you put it fails... odds are you're dead.
maybe keep this old climbing adage in mind next time...."there old climbers and there are bold climbers but there are no old,bold climbers."
that is all. out.