That's scary! I'm glad that the outcome seems to be mostly okay for a situation that could have been much much worse.
Yep! All in all other than the accident itself with was terrifying and awful the whole response was rather quick and smooth from how it was described to me. The interesting part was that Franz then had to complete the climb (which would make me nervous) and walk down the chief (with two other climbers) sans shoes - poor guy. and now gets to spend the next couple days trying to figure out how to get everything back and into his car which is frustrating when you're still processing.
Yeah for sure, and all those administrative things can be time consuming (and expensive) to fix! Not exactly what you want then. And seriously, that'd be stressful having to then complete the climb!
Scary! Glad to hear they'll be ok. Hope things go as smooth as possible for him sorting things out, that's not fun to loose the backpack on top of everything else. :(