Hiker rescued after fall near El Diente

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Re: Hiker rescued after fall near El Diente

Postby SurfNTurf » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:01 pm

Here's to a speedy recovery, Matt! My thoughts are with you.
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Re: Hiker rescued after fall near El Diente

Postby IHikeLikeAGirl » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:32 pm

Best wishes for a speedy recovery Matt. Glad you are going to be ok.
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Re: Hiker rescued after fall near El Diente

Postby Rock-a-Fella » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:53 pm

Matt,

Sorry to hear about the ankle but glad the fall wasn't 200'. Mend quickly my friend.
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Re: Hiker rescued after fall near El Diente

Postby 14erFred » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:50 pm

Hope you feel better soon and heal fully and quickly, Matt. My thoughts are with you.
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Re: Hiker rescued after fall near El Diente

Postby jpfeif001 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:12 am

I hope you recover fully and well. So glad to hear of a successful rescue operation and of the ever selfless and kindhearted mountaineering community assisting. Awesome job!!
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Re: Hiker rescued after fall near El Diente

Postby USAKeller » Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:16 am

Matt - so glad you're ok and hoping for a quick and full recovery!
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Re: Hiker rescued after fall near El Diente

Postby MaximusAndMe » Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:00 pm

Thank you all for the support. Matt is home and working on healing.
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Re: Hiker rescued after fall near El Diente

Postby Justin9 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:34 pm

Woo Hoo =D>

Heal up quick Matt!
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Re: Hiker rescued after fall near El Diente

Postby Lutefisk » Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:30 pm

It was exciting. The man in the little yellow helicopter is Devin Felix, Olathe Spray Service. There's a bunch of folks who are alive and intact because of him.
Matt, that was UGLY. You are tough. Cold and elevation (both from the couch).
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Re: Hiker rescued after fall near El Diente

Postby MountainMedic » Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:33 pm

Glad Matt is OK. Those mountains are as loose as they get. Best of luck with the ankle rehab - it takes a long time but it's worth the PT.
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Re: Headline: Hiker rescued after fall near El Diente

Postby Steve Climber » Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:50 pm

MaximusAndMe wrote:I was with Matt (dubsho3000) when he fell Sunday. A rock came loose on the traverse and he pitched over the edge. He suffered a traumatic fracture of the ankle and is recovering in the hospital now. We are extremely grateful to the entire team that helped with his rescue. The SAR team, sheriff's dept., and national guard were all incredible. I am also very thankful for the climbers who ran into us after the fall and stayed with us through the entire ordeal. Jeff and Aaron helped us down the mountain with all of our gear and escorted Joanne and I back to our camp. A Boston man and his wife helped us pack out in the morning. We are forever grateful to all of these wonderful and selfless people. Thank you.


Glad to hear his recovery is underway. Also great to hear about group(s) coming together in the hills after an accident to help one another out. Given several of the recent events, it's more obvious than ever that we need more folks like this out there.
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