Ammon seems to have had another bad accident.


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Trad climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Sep 8, 2017 - 03:23pm PT
So sorry to be the one to post this from his FB page:

On Sunday September 3, around 7:30 p.m. Ammon had a wall strike on a B.A.S.E. jump in Moab. Ammon was second of three to exit. The person last off recognized that there was a problem and called down to the first jumper who had landed safely. Emergency services were called immediately. The first jumper reached Ammon at the base of the wall in about 10 minutes and assisted him in life saving maneuvers which included applying a tourniquet to a severely injured right leg.
Due to his location and daylight he was not able to be extricated and spent the night (13 hours) on the talus until a rescue helicopter could safely extract him at approximately 8 am the next morning. Because of the sensitive nature of his condition and location it was decided among the professionals on scene to wait for medvac at dawn. The rigging required to get him out would have taken as long as waiting for daylight did. Ian Mitchard, Nick Williamson, Matt Laj, and Adam R. Krum were by his side from the beginning and stayed on to assist emergency services and SAR throughout the night.
Ammon would like to extend a huge thank you to his brothers and emergency services who undoubtedly saved his life.
Ammon was initially transported to the Grand Junction hospital where after further evaluation he was sent to Salt Lake City where they could better treat him. He has been downgraded from ICU to a regular medical floor, is stable, and in good spirits.
His injuries are as follows: fractured left clavicle, severely fractured left wrist, multiple fractures to left leg tib/fib, and severely traumatized right leg.
As of yesterday afternoon Ammon's right leg was amputated just below the knee.

I am so sorry to hear this about the pirate. Long may he rein!

The Wastelands
Sep 8, 2017 - 03:28pm PT
Very sorry to hear of Ammon's accident and ordeal.

Hopefully Ammon has a health insurance policy with a rider to include high risk decisions.

Sep 8, 2017 - 03:34pm PT
So very, very sorry to hear this.



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Erik O. Auburn, CA
Sep 8, 2017 - 03:37pm PT
Heal up Pirate! Glad you made it.

Nor Cal
Sep 8, 2017 - 03:40pm PT
damn, this sucks. get well amigo
wishing the best for ya
wishing the best for ya
Credit: interwebs

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Sep 8, 2017 - 03:45pm PT
Darn.... thats bad news.

Heal up.

Flip Flop

Earth Planet, Universe
Sep 8, 2017 - 04:01pm PT
Tough. But a win, considering the possible outcomes.

Sep 8, 2017 - 04:03pm PT

Daymn, if broken bones were money Ammon would be rich! HEAL UP!

This sounds a lot like the last one. " life saving maneuvers which included applying a tourniquet to a severely injured right leg." Are you sure you didn't look at 2015 or whenever the last one was Gnome?
Rick A

Boulder, Colorado
Sep 8, 2017 - 04:03pm PT
Damn. Glad you're alive!


Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Sep 8, 2017 - 04:11pm PT
Positive vibes, Ammon!

Grey Matter
Sep 8, 2017 - 04:15pm PT
Glad you're getting good care.

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Sep 8, 2017 - 04:30pm PT
I can't get it into perspective.

Ammon, my brother, hang tough. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and I'm wishing you a speedy recovery, rehabilitation, and ultimately the ability to keep pushing on however you wish.

I hope to see you again soon!
the Fet

Sep 8, 2017 - 04:37pm PT
Sending good vibes your way Ammon.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Sep 8, 2017 - 04:40pm PT
best wishes for a speedy recovery Ammon.

Social climber
Wise Acres
Sep 8, 2017 - 04:46pm PT
Hang in there and keep the faith!

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 8, 2017 - 04:46pm PT
Couch, we all know that the master didn't lose his lower leg last time. I did my best to make sure that this was new news before posting. Believe me, I did NOT want to post this story.

Social climber
carmel, ca
Sep 8, 2017 - 04:56pm PT
Its only worth it if you live to be an old crankloon and still have the love of a good partner.

The rest is worthless.

Get well soon. SOoo much life left to live! :)

Edge of the Electric Ocean Beneath Red Rock
Sep 8, 2017 - 04:58pm PT
I am Sam

Social climber
232' Above Sea Level
Sep 8, 2017 - 05:00pm PT
Pinche F*#kin' Peggy!
Too tough to kill and too rare to die, heal up well, my friend.

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Sep 8, 2017 - 05:35pm PT
A toast to Ammon cheating death yet again.

Heal quickly.
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