I know he was hurt very, very seriously and DART flighted. I hope he made it. Knowing what the final outcome of a rescue is helps the folks involved process it INMOP
While I certainly hope the victim recovers 100%, today I found myself thinking more about those who assisted in this rescue, and the impact it can have. Watching someone deck while ice climbing can have long lasting effects. Trying to care for someone who is seriously injured doing something you were enjoying moments before can really impact your future climbing.
For those who assisted, thank you.
Dropping everything to help a fallen climber should be every climberís reaction. Witnessing these accidents can have strong effects. Iíve seen people quit climbing after watching fatalities, and you canít blame them.
While itís been 10 years since Iíve watched anyone die climbing I still think about it every time I enter Tucks. Every broken bone and head laceration Iíve seen since has effected me in some way. Serious injuries are traumatic to more than just the victims.
Hoping those who helped and watched it happen donít loose to much sleep...