/ Tito Traversa ground fall injury
Awful news. Lets hope that he makes a full and speedy recovery
Very sad, best wishes to him. The videos of that lad climbing are utterly gobsmacking.
God, that's terrible - specially poignant watching him try so hard in those videos. I do hope he's OK.
trip with a group of 10 kids and 3 adults from Italy. While he was climbing he
fell of 15 to 20meters. He was belayed from the ground by a person but they donít
mention if he was toproping or lead climbing. Local police is still
investigating but at this point they talk about an equipment problem, a quickdraw
was apparently not used correctly. Like previously said he is in Grenoble
hospital and fighting for his life.
Lets hope he wins his fight and make a full recovery and can climb again in the future.
How awful. Hope he makes it.
Posted on 8a.nu
"The Traversa family is thankful for all support but, "Unfortunately we do not have any good news. Tito is fighting for his life minute by minute.""
lots of things could have happened....I wouldn't speculate.
I like everyone else wish Tito a speedy and full recovery and hope he pulls through. Obviously that is the most important thing however it is going to be interesting to find out exactly what happened and what the results of any investigation is. It is good news he was wearing a helmet.
I have been following the comments on this incident since it was first reported as Tito made friends with various young GB climbers at the Imst Youth Color competitions over the last two years, and obviously they all wish him well.
Cheers for putting that link up, speculation or not its good info to know and look out for.
"Our little big Tito is now an Angel and he gave his organs to let other kids live. Forever in his mum's and dad's heart"
That's really terrible. RIP and deepest sympathies as you say.
Just horrible, so sad. :-(
Things like this really put into perspective crass lines like " He died doing what he loved."
At his age he hadn't had enough life, full stop. I've got kids around the same age and this rips my heart out.
First time i've ever commented in this way on this kind of thread but it's just horrible.
I see so many typed words of condolence on threads and i am cynical enough to have believed that most people don't really mean them.It just becomes the thing you should do.
If the people typing the words i have read in the past have felt anywhere near how i do now then it's actually one of the most powerfully emotional messages you can send to this poor family and i have been a fool in the past for thinking otherwise.
Rest in peace little fella.
Agree totally. Just no idea what to say. Terrible that this young lad has died before, well, before anything. My godson, who I started teaching to climb age 6, is the same age. If anything happened to him I would feel a huge responsibility for starting his passion. RIP Tito x
Awful news, poor lad.
Awful news. Obviously lots of thoughts about this. RIP.
Sad news, and although too early to speculate, I've stopped using those quickdraws as of now.
Aww, feck. So young.
You're right.....I hadn't seen it mentioned explicitly in the article i looked at so thought you might be guessing.
Very sad stuff.
Very sad news indeed. I knew Tito and saw him climbing when he started as a mere toddler years ago. He was a natural talent and a very bright boy. RIP and a big hug to his family, who's going through an hellish moment now.
It's difficult to think of a more tragic scenario for a climbing accident than this. His family must be devastated.
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