Maybe I should have been wearing gloves...

One slip on the rocks as we descended the NW Pinnacle Butte in Wyoming...

Instinct made me put out my hand, preventing what might have been a bad injury, but did that little gash ever bleed...

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musicman82

musicman82 - Jul 9, 2009 1:42 am - Voted 10/10

I wish...

...that I had taken some pictures of all of the places in the snow where you stuck your hand and filled them with blood! :)

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jul 9, 2009 10:27 am - Hasn't voted

Re: I wish...

You'd probably have filled up your memory card. It's a good thing we were going fast; the scent of all that blood might have drawn a griz!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jul 9, 2009 7:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I wish...

I guess it looks that way, but it actually happened when I fell on some rocks and braced myself with my hand. We had just descended a long snow slope, and I guess my boots were a little slick and I wasn't being careful enough. My camera also took a good whacking (it was in the pocket on the side against which I fell), but it survived despite the bangs and dents. Tough camera!

BigRob

BigRob - Jul 9, 2009 11:15 am - Hasn't voted

Gnarly

Hands and Head both bleed heartily when gashed. Make for great stories as long as no serious damage is done.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jul 9, 2009 7:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Gnarly

That's pretty much exactly the way I feel!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jul 9, 2009 7:09 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Smoove

If I were being careful, I wouldn't be having much fun!

brendon

brendon - Jul 9, 2009 5:14 pm - Hasn't voted

Ouch

But hey, at least it happened in Wyoming!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jul 9, 2009 7:09 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Ouch

An excellent point!

vancouver islander

vancouver islander - Jul 9, 2009 6:55 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice ice axe strap Bob

What's with all that red paint? :-)

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jul 9, 2009 7:09 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice ice axe strap Bob

I never liked the original color. But I'm a bit sloppy with the brush, huh?

JasonH

JasonH - Jul 9, 2009 10:52 pm - Voted 10/10

Bloody Hell!

You ought to be more careful. Congrats on surviving.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jul 10, 2009 8:05 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Bloody Hell!

Not really a bad fall, just an ugly outcome. The frame in my pack probably saved me from a hell of a back injury, though.

JasonH

JasonH - Jul 10, 2009 7:16 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Bloody Hell!

I know your pain. I did the same thing while hiking down Pyramid Peak a couple of weeks ago. But with less blood.

ChristianRodriguez

ChristianRodriguez - Jul 10, 2009 1:43 pm - Voted 10/10

Bloody gore

Great image!!... do you know some mountainners horror movie?

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jul 10, 2009 4:06 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Bloody gore

No, but that little fall could have turned the day into one if I'd been a little less lucky!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jul 12, 2009 9:56 am - Hasn't voted

Re: That proves it!

Well, I got a bit of a sunburn, too, but not that bad. It probably wouldn't pass muster with certain people...

Snidely Whiplash

Snidely Whiplash - Jul 12, 2009 10:15 am - Voted 10/10

Mountaineering at its finest!

Another great war story. Don't wash off your ice ax. Keep it as a sign of "manliness" for years to come. Great photo.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jul 12, 2009 8:58 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Mountaineering at its finest!

What I'm thinking of doing is sending a copy of this picture to each lady in the "Hottest Chick Alive" thread; I figure it's bound to impress at least one of them and score me some points. My wife doesn't approve, of course...

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