maroon bells rescue

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Re: maroon bells rescue

Post by IHikeLikeAGirl » Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:00 pm

I too am grateful to hear that the pair are safely and with injuries that (it sounds like) one can recover from!!!
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Re: maroon bells rescue

Post by SurfNTurf » Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:24 pm

Glad to hear everything turned out OK. Mountain Rescue Aspen is one slick organization. Those guys and gals are on top of it. Nice job to the rescuers, and wishing a speedy recovery to the affected skiers.
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Re: maroon bells rescue

Post by Urban Snowshoer » Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:39 pm

These skiers were very lucky--many other skiing accidents on these peaks have not had happy endings.
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Re: maroon bells rescue

Post by Hungry Jack » Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:23 pm

political animal wrote:These skiers were very lucky--many other skiing accidents on these peaks have not had happy endings.
Did someone say "happy ending?" I was thinking about a trip to Thailand.
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Re: maroon bells rescue

Post by bergsteigen » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:45 am

Thank you everyone for giving me a week to come to terms with the accident, as well as get off the pain killers. They were making me a bit silly-loopy. I told my close friends and ski partners, and I spent the week mostly asleep and dealing with a phone that wouldn't stop beeping! The support has been overwhelming, and I can only hope that it will keep me positive and on the healing track.

I've written up my account of the day: http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=14960" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: maroon bells rescue

Post by anasarca76 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:06 pm

I'm glad to hear your ok! Wishing you a speedy recovery!!
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Re: maroon bells rescue

Post by smoove » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:50 pm

Glad you're ok and starting to recover, Otina!
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Re: maroon bells rescue

Post by DArcyS » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:11 pm

Otina,

As a "secret admirer" of your pursuit of mountaineers quests, I'm sorry to hear about your accident and hope you have a quick recovery. I'm sure you'll be back tackling those 13ers again in no time.

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Re: maroon bells rescue

Post by Hungry Jack » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:19 pm

Holy cr@p, what a story. Spiral fracture? Regardless, I am glad you are safe and I hope you are mending well!
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Re: maroon bells rescue

Post by djkest » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:34 pm

Glad to hear you are OK coming out of a scary potentially life threatening situation like that. Your trip report was riveting- thanks for writing it up. It sounds like the conditions weren't that great for skiing with all the melting snow and the "runnels?" The trenches and whatnot.

If I may ask a question:

You mentioned you will never post the GoPro video and I respect that- can I ask why? I'm guessing it's either scary or embarassing or something. Plus who wants to hear someone screaming in pain?

I hope you have a speedy and good recovery.
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Re: maroon bells rescue

Post by mtree » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:51 pm

Quite a story. Quite a trip! Like nothing I've ever experienced. Glad you're going to be ok.
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Re: maroon bells rescue

Post by radiate17 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:02 pm

Thank you for posting your account, you are so brave! So glad you are safe, hoping for your speedy recovery!


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