/ Borrowdale climber seriously injured in 50ft fall
From a fellow Geordie Hope you get mended
just to let you all know, the guy concerned is alive n well.
spoke to his pal today, he has a broken ankle, slight compression to the spine, but otherwise fine & in good spirit.
Good to here.
Ouch, bugger eh? Lets hope he's back on the rock real soon. Best wishes to your mate.
> but otherwise fine & in good spirit.
Will there be any further reports on what happened, so that we can learn from others' mistakes? (If there were any other mistakes than just falling off at the wrong time)
Very glad this chap is not too hurt. I remember having a 'time' on this route back when it was HVS and I couldn't climb. It could have been me.
Me and a mate attended an accident here 37 years ago. A lad fell 70ft off Conclusion and was badly injured. His mate told us it was his first HVS lead! Of course its E1 now, but it's a dodgy route. I never found out if he survived. There was no internet back then and lines of communication were poor. I hope he did.
Not 37 years ago, IIRC! Not with my rack, anyhow.
The lad that fell wasn't on conclusion, another member of the group was climbing conclusion at the time of the fall. The lad that fell was on the VS, hope he makes a full recovery!!
He has a broken ankle, described on the MRT website as "serious leg injuries"
It seems to crop up on here quite often that someone "only" broke their ankle. Whilst not as bad as breaking your spine and ending up in a wheelchair, broken ankles are probably the worst break you can have.
Its the 2nd most complicated joint (after the wrist) but the most weight bearing joint in the body.
Broken ankles have lifelong repercussions.
Hope he has a speedy recovery, we just left at 1 o'clock, there was someone on conclusion when we left. It's the first i've heard. Really sorry to hear it.
Elsewhere on the site
The B.D.V. — short for Black Diamond Vertical — jacket and pants are Black Diamond’s most versatile climbing... Read more
Save £20 when you buy a Petzl Elios Helmet!! The Petzl Elios helmet (2013 Version) is tough & durable,... Read more
Urban climber James Kingston will be on stage at all UK screenings to answer questions about his remarkable film... Read more
Last year, Finn McCann wrote an article about climbing El Capitan with his terminally ill father Seamus, who had been... Read more
The usual suspects and dark horses have been in play across Scotland over the rock season of 2014. One of the main... Read more