The Climbing Accident That Almost Killed Me

Sobering story on CruxCrush:

I did not always climb with a helmet, and my life changed forever when a large block of rock fell on my head. The resulting traumatic brain injury almost killed me. Even though it happened six and a half years ago, I deal with the effects of that accident everyday. Accidents happen. And what happened to me does not have to happen to you. I am sharing my experience to remind climbers how important that silly looking “brain bucket” is. I have spoken about the facts of the accident multiple times, but right now I want to talk about how I still feel the effects of a decision I made when I was 26. A decision that is still hurting me at 32 and that I will be feeling the effects of for the rest of my life.

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2 Responses to The Climbing Accident That Almost Killed Me

  1. Paul May 29, 2014 at 4:45 pm #

    And another helmet story popped up on Mountain Project yesterday too.

    http://www.mountainproject.com/v/my-helmet-saved-my-life-on-sunday/109031642

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  2. Seth May 30, 2014 at 8:05 am #

    They stored a piece of her skull in her abdomen to keep the tissue alive? That’s how they do that? Holy crap.

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