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Accident on Dracula 2/15/2014
« on: February 15, 2014, 04:42:55 PM »
According to George Hurley there was an accident on Dracula today. A non-local climber was leading the left side. He was above the "ledge" when he fall. His screw caught him, but he fell onto the ledge and broke his ankle. According to George he refused a call to the MRS and self-rescued.

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Re: Accident on Dracula 2/15/2014
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2014, 06:05:32 PM »
That's a long crawl

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Re: Accident on Dracula 2/15/2014
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2014, 10:44:19 PM »
Hope he is okay overall.

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Re: Accident on Dracula 2/15/2014
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2014, 06:48:45 AM »
+++1 on the self rescue. Wishing the climber a speedy recovery!!!
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Re: Accident on Dracula 2/15/2014
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2014, 09:06:31 AM »
Apparently his buds got the litter from Bill Kings. But he chose to crawl over the tracks himself since you can't drag the litter over it.
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Re: Accident on Dracula 2/15/2014
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2014, 10:16:02 AM »
According to George he refused a call to the MRS and self-rescued.

A good climber can self-rescue himself, in my opinion.

It is what he did. If there is no danger to fall, why should we use a rope?

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Re: Accident on Dracula 2/15/2014
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2014, 01:43:06 PM »
Talked with him briefly on his walk out yesterday.
He was being helped with a friend on one side and a piece of downed wood as a crutch and was
 handling the whole situation quite well.
He toughed it out.
Wish him a quick recovery!

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Re: Accident on Dracula 2/15/2014
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2014, 06:36:49 PM »
+++1 on the self rescue. Wishing the climber a speedy recovery!!!

Yup... sounds like a perfect example of self-sufficency all climbers should strive for.


A good climber can self-rescue himself, in my opinion.

It is what he did. If there is no danger to fall, why should we use a rope?


Yes, a good climber is self-sufficient, but not Superman. If the same fall resulted in a broken femur I think outside assistance would be prudent if not necessary to save a life. It’s up to each victim to determine if they can reasonably self-rescue given the extent of injury and remoteness of the incident... sometimes asking for help is the best idea, and sometimes self-rescue is best... just sayin’, excellent climbers may need outside help but are still “good climbers”.

Not sure what the comment about the rope is... you didn’t provide any context with that...

EDIT: Oh, on 2nd read I get it... you are saying that falling (and resulting injury) is always a possibility... agreed. Especially on hard Grade 5 IMO... a broken ankle or tib-fib is probably the leading ice climbing injury far & wide...
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Re: Accident on Dracula 2/15/2014
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2014, 07:20:18 PM »
Dman agrees with Champ.

Behold. A winter miracle.

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Re: Accident on Dracula 2/15/2014
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2014, 09:47:39 PM »
Dman agrees with Champ.

Behold. A winter miracle.

God Bless us.....Everyone. hahaha
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Re: Accident on Dracula 2/15/2014
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2014, 06:42:18 PM »
A bit late for V-D but I'll take the love fest, guys :)

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Re: Accident on Dracula 2/15/2014
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2014, 07:43:51 PM »
Get a room