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Helicopter Rescue
Being hauled off by heli after breaking an ankle on the trail down from Gran Paradiso...did I mention it was on the trail!! Oh, and never did make the summit due to the onset of a storm...now there's a day I should have never bothered getting out of bed..

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rhyangOuch !

rhyang

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Get well soon !!
Posted Aug 13, 2007 7:25 pm

icypeakRe: Ouch !

icypeak

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Surprisingly, none of this hurt, so far. But from experience I know it's coming, when those big bad physiotherapists get a hold of me! Thanks for your good wishes.
Posted Aug 19, 2007 7:49 am

tigerlillyQuestion:

tigerlilly

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How did you get hold of the helicopter? Hope your doing better. Get well!
Posted Aug 30, 2007 4:39 pm

icypeakRe: Question:

icypeak

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I was with a guide who had GPS. He called for rescue, told them our co-ordinates and they came to the exact spot in less than 20 minutes. Pretty amazing really. The medics were so nice to me and, in Italy, the rescue was free. I was very grateful! I am much better now, thank you, cast just came off, so... time to plan my next trip!
Posted Aug 30, 2007 6:56 pm

slick858EVAC

slick858

Voted 10/10

Thank Goodness it was just an ankle!
Posted Sep 12, 2007 12:43 am

icypeakRe: EVAC

icypeak

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Oh yes, it could have been my eating hand!:-) But yes, considering what could have happened, I consider myself pretty lucky.
Posted Sep 15, 2007 5:52 pm

lcarreauClimbing is...

lcarreau

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DANGEROUS. Hiking is dangerous! Crossing the road is dangerous! Posting a COMMENT on SP is dangerous! But ... the REWARDS are obvious!!! Did everything come out okay???

Playing with your dog is dangerous!!!
Posted Oct 22, 2007 12:43 pm

icypeakRe: Climbing is...

icypeak

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Six weeks in a cast, few weeks of rehab..and I am back on 2 feet! This is actually the 2nd time I broke an ankle, the first was right after getting home from a climbing trip and slipping while playing with my dog in the yard...so add playing with your dog to the list of very dangerous things in life!
Posted Oct 22, 2007 6:54 pm

kakakiwCome on, you can tell us the truth

kakakiw

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You were tired from hiking and you wanted a ride down. Right?
Posted Nov 24, 2007 7:27 pm

icypeakRe: Come on, you can tell us the truth

icypeak

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Well...hmmmm...nope, won't tell you, my lips are sealed...and you can't make me :-)
Posted Nov 25, 2007 12:15 pm

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on Jul 21, 2007 6:12 am

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