/ Gaia Accident Yesterday
Just wondered if any one who knew him had any update on his condition ?
not the young lad who was on here a month or so back going on about trying it I hope!
Prob not - from what his second was saying he's climbed it before more than once but got distracted this time for some reason and struggled pulling on to the arete. He had two attempts at the toe-hook on to the arete.
His top gear in the short crack ripped out leaving him with an extended nut in the break at the bottom of the groove- which did hold!
I've got over it now
Found tha accident report, although it says little more about the incident.
I thought that cam slot looked dubious, especially as you have to place it blind. I guess I'm amazed it's held so many falls before now.
Good to see it wasn't fatal; hope he's ok
Thanks to you and the rest of the team involved in helping him after this accident.
Sounds really close, what a blessing that he's not in for permanent damage.
The DLRAA do a fantastic job, they helped out my friend at Markfield as well. We're so indebted to them!
Dave - that is good news. I'm sure his second did a hell of a lot to reduce the impact of his fall.
We don't often get feedback on the outcome of many incidents and its good to feedback to every one who was there and helped, that the casualty is ok.
DMRT Equip Officer
sorry . . . And give my and the team's best wishes for a full recovery to him.
I am also a close friend. Thank you so much. His belayer said how quickly you arrived and that the communication between you and the flight team was excellent. You must all put in a lot of free time to training and we are all really appreciative.
His partner would also like to thank you and to thank Jane and her husband who also did a fantastic job. I will organise a collection for you at our local wall.
Elsewhere on the site
F ounded in 1993, Mountain Hardwear are a pretty young mountaineering clothing and equipment manufacturer but are also one of... Read more
Perhaps the perfect Xmas gift for the climber in your life... Wild Country's Crack School has two of the worlds best crack... Read more
Will Sim and Andy Inglis have made the second ascent of VIII,9 on Ben Nevis, followed by Will making a rare... Read more
PowerFingers is a simple, easy to use product which is incredibly effective for Climbers who require finger strength and... Read more
With four photos in this week's top ten, and a UKC gallery of stunning images we thought it was time we had a chat with... Read more