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rpc - Aug 24, 2010 6:39 pm - Voted 10/10

glad to hear you're alright!

damn - that's a hell of a thing Michael. Glad to hear you're alright (the big picture sort of "alright", know what I mean?). Well written, captivating story too.

I can totally relate to the feeling of "I need something in now or I'm coming off!!!!"


mvs - Aug 25, 2010 2:55 am - Hasn't voted

Re: glad to hear you're alright!

Thanks very much Radek! Yeah, it's a lame feeling for sure! :)

Lukas Kunze

Lukas Kunze - Aug 25, 2010 3:16 am - Hasn't voted

What a stroy!

I'm glad that you're alright. It doesn't seem to be a good time in the mountains right now. I was almost killed by rockfall last weekend. Hope you get well quickly! Best wishes, Lukas


mvs - Aug 26, 2010 5:28 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: What a stroy!

Thanks Lukas, wow, you be careful too!


darinchadwick - Aug 25, 2010 4:35 am - Voted 10/10


1. "An accident is just a progressive narrowing of options. Whether self-imposed or brought by external forces, backdoors, retreats and alternatives vanish like doors swiftly closing with a click." -Couldn't say it better.

2. I've had those hand injections before, You're right, it's the most painful thing yet.

3. A speedy recovery to you, both mental and physical. It's hard when you can't get out as often as you like, and then get injured on top of it.


mvs - Sep 2, 2010 6:52 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Accident

Thank you Darin. I'm doing well and happy to write this up as a signpost or lesson!


selinunte01 - Aug 25, 2010 6:33 am - Voted 10/10

Best wishes

for a quick recovery ! I´m glad to read that the injuries are not too bad. Go back climbing as soon as possible. And your´re right: an accident can happen to anybody at any time.
Cheers, Michael


mvs - Aug 26, 2010 5:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Best wishes

Hey Michael much appreciated. I will get's good or bad depending on your point of view...the accident didn't "cure" me! However the doctors said a man shouldn't mountain climb if he's going to scream like Flanders because of a hand injection :D.

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Aug 25, 2010 2:42 pm - Voted 10/10

Wish you a quick recovery!

And to return soon in mountains.


mvs - Aug 25, 2010 5:42 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wish you a quick recovery!

Thanks Vid! I loved your "Sea of Stones." Oh don't worry I'm back in the mountains! Almost went there last weekend with the kids but the elevation gain was a bit much (keeping it to 600 meters for them).


nordique - Aug 25, 2010 10:58 pm - Hasn't voted

Accident report

Michael, I'm glad you survived and are now on the mend!



mvs - Aug 26, 2010 4:05 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Accident report

Hey Peter, I didn't know you were on summitpost! Thanks man, much appreciated, I am doing well.


visentin - Aug 26, 2010 2:52 am - Voted 10/10

bulk helicopter :)

Best wishes of recovery, an bit late, and wishes that your broken hand will still work enough to continue fixing bugs in the Bulk Uploader ! :)


mvs - Aug 29, 2010 2:05 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: My goodness!

Almost all better now, thanks for the well wishes Tazz! I wish I could say I never had any kind of accident or problem, I'm sure there are some who can say that with pride. I'll try to learn from them!


Moni - Aug 29, 2010 2:35 pm - Voted 10/10

This time last year.. were writing us after we had our close call. DAMN GLAD you are okay and all has gone well! As stated - the system worked as intended. That's why it exists and should always be used, because s**t can happen to anyone. Very glad you wrote the report - it's a good reminder.


mvs - Aug 29, 2010 5:50 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: This time last year..

Good point! Yep...what a massive surprise to run into trouble. It shouldn't be though: climbing is actually (duh) dangerous. :)


kamil - Aug 29, 2010 7:27 pm - Voted 10/10

shit happens

Hey, master of dramatic stories, still alive and kickin'! Get well and climb on, you know shit happens only to some extent, but still take care of yerself. And don't worry, the toughest guys are scared of injections or the dentist, or both :)
Some of your one-liners will become SP classics...


mvs - Aug 30, 2010 4:32 am - Hasn't voted

Re: shit happens

Thanks Kamil. Naw, I definitely take complete responsibility...I chose to trust an untrustworthy anchor and paid the price! I guess I've gotten a reputation as a dare-devil. I'm really not, it's just that I feel a responsibility to post these stories and (over) analyze them. Thanks again, happy climbin'!


Koen - Aug 30, 2010 8:49 am - Hasn't voted

Happy ending

I am very glad to hear you're ok! Knowing you from your stories, you would probably have a hard time missing the mountains anyway... and I'd have a hard time missing your stories...


mvs - Aug 30, 2010 9:17 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Happy ending

Thanks Koen! :) Actually I didn't write up my favorite trip of the summer on Summitpost, here it is:

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