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Backcountry boo boos (warning to those w/ weak stomachs)


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    Alex Wallace
    BPL Member

    @feetfirst

    Locale: Sierra Nevada North

    boulder>pinky

    all good

     

    #3447306
    Ken Thompson
    BPL Member

    @here

    Locale: Right there

    Ouch man. Any nerve damage?

    #3447329
    Steven Paris
    BPL Member

    @saparisor

    Locale: Pacific Northwest

    That is . . . gnarly.

    How did that happen?

    #3447334
    Alex Wallace
    BPL Member

    @feetfirst

    Locale: Sierra Nevada North

    Summer of ’08, North Glacier Pass near Lake Catherine en route to Banner, Ritter Range. Scrambling up the pass skirting some snow and a boulder rolled when I placed a hand hold. It felt like a “pinch” when it happened. Then, something wet was dripping down my sleeve. When I pulled my hand back to check it out, blood sprayed all over my face. Mostly a cut, but the fingers were wedged apart and crushed at the joint. I freaked a bit, but was able to eventually compose myself. Wrapped it tight, spent the night, and walked out in the AM. I stopped by the ER on the drive home and they cleaned & sewed it up.

    Yes, nerve damage. It took about 2 years before any feeling past the knuckle. It’s still a bit numb on the interior side of the finger. Cool scar. Now I look sophisticated when I drink beer with my pinky crookedly extended.

    OK, misery loves company. Anyone else?

    #3447458
    DAN-Y Stove Mfg.
    BPL Member

    @zelph2

    Reminds me of the guy that had a large boulder crush his arm to a point he couldn’t move from under the boulder. to survive he cut his arm off with a small knife…..stuff happens. glad you pulled through your ordeal :-)

     

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/07/0724_030724_AronRalston.html

    #3447466
    Kattt
    BPL Member

    @kattt

    Yikes. I am glad it’s healing. Hopefully you will get all the feeling back.

    It’s not as hard to look at as when Jack posted a picture of the cut off section of his finger,  all cleaned up and without the hand…

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