I lava it!!!
- Jan 19, 2012
darn, that's a pretty nasty injury!! Glad you didn't get pinned by that boulder.As far as outdoor activity close calls go:
In 2010 I slipped and fell while soloing Matthes Crest in slightly wet conditions, but fortunately landed on a ledge. It messed with my soloing head for the rest of the alpine season.
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More recently, I was attempting to reach an old school route on the Palisade Glacier side of Thunderbolt Peak in the Sierra, and a ~1.5 ton boulder tipped over onto my finger, then skated over my leg as I went to step off the moraine. I lucked out, since my leg wasn't broken, and I was able to hike the 8 miles out and drive myself to the ER.
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My crushed leg. For those less sensitive to gore, a photo of my finger is here.
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How long did it take to heal?