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Re: Accident on Standard Route on Saturday
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2013, 05:17:32 PM »
What post was not on-topic Al?

all the posts regarding Luke's comment. all of which have been removed!
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Re: Accident on Standard Route on Saturday
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2013, 05:20:55 PM »
No, not really; Admin's prerogative.

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Re: Accident on Standard Route on Saturday
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2013, 05:36:13 PM »
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

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Re: Accident on Standard Route on Saturday
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2013, 06:16:41 PM »
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...

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Re: Accident on Standard Route on Saturday
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2013, 06:44:29 PM »
That gentleman approached me as well at the bottom of Standard, and really did appear to be very confused. He had trouble finishing his sentences and didn't appear to have an accent. I almost asked him if he was alright. He wanted to hook up for a climb but we were leaving after just finishing the penguin anyway.
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Re: Accident on Standard Route on Saturday
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2013, 08:18:48 PM »
hello all , the accident I believe you are all describing has a person who is mentally stable , still very green at climbing.  He has suffered multiple broken ribs to his back side of his ribs, possible fractured or broken shoulder, collapsed lungs at the moment, multiple contusions all over from landing on his back after hitting a tree on the way down. gonna be long recovery but at this stage of the game looks like he'll live. 

« Last Edit: March 17, 2013, 08:25:00 PM by scrappydog »

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Re: Accident on Standard Route on Saturday
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2013, 08:29:11 PM »
oh by the way I cannot say what his coherent condition was yesterday I wasn't there just if this is the same accident that im talking about I would like to add a big thank you to the person that saw the fall and to all the rescuers who helped him out.  why do I say this.......  because hes my brother and he wouldn't be alive today without your help.  so don't get lost on if he was coherent or not he was still new at this and was probably nervous   I cant say for sure and don't really care just thankful for all that helped out and just remember every dog has his day   yours nomatter how good you are could be tomorrow

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Re: Accident on Standard Route on Saturday
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2013, 08:41:27 PM »
Thank you for the update. It is great news that he will recover.

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Re: Accident on Standard Route on Saturday
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2013, 08:53:13 PM »
We hope for a speedy recovery.
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Re: Accident on Standard Route on Saturday
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2013, 08:55:49 PM »
thank you and to all that helped  ....   that's whats most important   .

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Re: Accident on Standard Route on Saturday
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2013, 09:20:40 PM »
so don't get lost on if he was coherent or not he was still new at this and was probably nervous 
Yeah I could see that as being the case, thanks for posting. I didn't mean to judge. You talk to someone on the tracks for a minute and move along, not knowing it's a pivotal moment in someones life. Good luck to your family. We all started green at some point and it can be a steep learning curve.
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Re: Accident on Standard Route on Saturday
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2013, 09:23:01 PM »
Scrappydog.  Thanks for posting and letting us know how your brother is doing.  I hope he has a speedy recovery.

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Re: Accident on Standard Route on Saturday
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2013, 09:44:27 PM »
gonna be long recovery but at this stage of the game looks like he'll live. 

thank heavens... and thanks for posting the update.
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Re: Accident on Standard Route on Saturday
« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2013, 09:47:20 PM »
Next season when he is better, I would be happy to take him up standard route for free (plus some pointers).

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Re: Accident on Standard Route on Saturday
« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2013, 11:08:29 PM »
Wishing the man a lightning fast recovery and hopefully the continued desire to get out, explore, and climb.
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