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Rescuers braved torrential rains, 80 mph winds to get hiker
« on: September 30, 2012, 09:38:44 PM »
not a good choice of days for a 5 day solo hike I think...

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120930/NEWS07/709309862/0/NEWS0606
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Re: Rescuers braved torrential rains, 80 mph winds to get hiker
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2012, 07:42:52 AM »
Interesting. lots of really Vile comments after the article.

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Re: Rescuers braved torrential rains, 80 mph winds to get hiker
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2012, 07:45:26 AM »
He really had no choice...once his hip was out that was it. We'll see if he gets charged for this.
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Re: Rescuers braved torrential rains, 80 mph winds to get hiker
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2012, 10:50:53 AM »
he made some mistakes before his hip went out... some of this timing seemed suspect.

I didn't think that the comments were "that" bad. they often are pretty obnoxious tho.
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Re: Rescuers braved torrential rains, 80 mph winds to get hiker
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2012, 12:39:12 PM »
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When he came to a waist-high ledge, he couldn’t step up, so he jumped up on it backwards.
that's some trick.

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Re: Rescuers braved torrential rains, 80 mph winds to get hiker
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2012, 02:17:39 PM »
So if my math is correct this guy hiked a couple of hours day 1, an entire day on day 2, and half the day on day 3 and made it all of about 6 miles before getting injured.  ???

He might have been walking backwards the entire time.
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Re: Rescuers braved torrential rains, 80 mph winds to get hiker
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2012, 02:36:55 PM »
I like the guy who commented "Who in their right mind starts a hike anywhere at 10 pm?" I guess I am not in my right mind. I hike a lot at night. I guess he doesn't know that headlamps work very well. If I have to haul a big pack that can be the most comfortable time to do it, no sun beating down on you, the bugs are usually less and the stars can be beautiful. You also get to jump out of your skin when you think you hear a bear next to you. :-\

It does sound like the guy may have been very over weight though, with his odd technique of getting over a ledge and the rescuers struggling to carry him. He messed up a little, but from what I can gather, I don't think enough that he should be fined.
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Re: Rescuers braved torrential rains, 80 mph winds to get hiker
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2012, 02:46:14 PM »
Sometimes going slow is the only way-- right Mark ?  Our original way into green's was 4 hour hike

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Re: Rescuers braved torrential rains, 80 mph winds to get hiker
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2012, 02:55:52 PM »
Yup... and no ass-dynoing when you get your new hip, John. :D
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Re: Rescuers braved torrential rains, 80 mph winds to get hiker
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2012, 07:34:31 PM »
Yup... and no ass-dynoing when you get your new hip, John. :D

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Re: Rescuers braved torrential rains, 80 mph winds to get hiker
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2012, 08:49:35 PM »
I guess I am not in my right mind.

you only "guess"?  the rest of us know...  ;)

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ps. i helped carry out ted hammond when he dislocated his replacement hip way, way up the hill at rumney.   johnny bragg and steve arsinault were there that day and it was awesome to have their rescue expertise.  i did have to laugh when steve tried to convince the "fast squad" leader to call in a air national guard helicopter.  when it was pointed out that there was no place for the 'copter to land, steve said, "they'll just use the "jungle penetrator..."

the fast squad guy had a look like "this 'jungle penetrator' isn't he a black porn star?"

anyway, we got a bunch of climber to pass the litter down the trail to the road.  steve and john (who obviously had done this many, many times,) rigged a series of running "belays/hand lines" to keep it safe.

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Re: Rescuers braved torrential rains, 80 mph winds to get hiker
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2012, 09:24:24 PM »
Lucky for Ted he is a Made Man so he did not get completly slagged on the internet for being rescued.

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Re: Rescuers braved torrential rains, 80 mph winds to get hiker
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2012, 10:59:28 PM »
So, how easy/common does one dislocate a replacement hip?
I know a couple of active guys who have replacement hips.  Should they be concerned?

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Re: Rescuers braved torrential rains, 80 mph winds to get hiker
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2012, 08:34:54 AM »
It is fairly easy. That is why anyone who has a replacement is taught their "hip precautions". Basically it is not to have your knees above the height of your hip. You also should not cross your legs at all.
He sounded like he over-rotated his hip rearward and applied force while doing it. That combined with the pack weight took it out.
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Re: Rescuers braved torrential rains, 80 mph winds to get hiker
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2012, 01:35:25 PM »
My therapist was a pretty active climber for #1 and she said " no more Devil's Tower for you"  Too bad, I love that place. You get a bit of limited movement but no pain... easy call for me. i thought shouldder rehab was way harder than hip pt.. grammy ?