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Broken ribs and pneumothorax.  Happened descending, about 800' above Leigh Lake on Mt. Moran.  At least the CMC route was sweet!

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By Taylor-B.
From: CO & AK
Oct 24, 2012

Can you elaborate on the fall a bit more? I'm so sorry about you accident and hope you heal up fast. Nice chest tube.

By S.Mckinna
From: Durango, CO
Oct 24, 2012

I tripped on the talus on my descent. Before I could lay it down, I slammed into a log running parallel to the ground sticking up 3 or so feet. Made for a rough portage and boating experience. Watched the women's olympic volleyball at Dornan's over beers, slept on a thermarest, then made a thirteen hour drive to Durango. The morning after the drive I finally went to Urgent Care and they sent me to the E.R. Eight days later I got out. I am semi-healed and climbing again, the only pain now being financial.

By Taylor-B.
From: CO & AK
Oct 24, 2012

I'm in the same boat. 28 years in the mountains I've had c6-c7 fused, bilateral laberal repair on my femurs, busted pelvis, grade 2 kidney laceration, FX clavicle x2, CHI, and a few more busted bones. That's why I have dedicated my life to saving lives in the mountains(SAR) and in the ER! Its the best money I have ever spent! Like Bob says, "don't give up the fight."

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Broken ribs and pneumothorax. Happened descending, about 800' above Leigh Lake on Mt. Moran. At least the CMC route was sweet!

Submitted By: S.Mckinna on Oct 24, 2012