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Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Nov 4, 2013 - 11:17am PT
Just a few hours away. So psyched for the next pitch.

Ron, no that is not me. If nothing else the canopy colors prove it. That is an Aussie guy on Tombstone that happened a few days prior. I heard he only endured three dislocated toes. Lucky guy.

Looks like similar situations, though. My brake lines were set too short opening in a collapsed stall. Like I said on my first post, I take full responsibility and should have jumped something more overhanging and forgiving after the repair.

I'm putting on my game face, strapping on my armor (all mental of course) and preparing to march out on the front line.


Nov 4, 2013 - 11:19am PT
Ammon, !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! With an attitude like yours you'll kick ass in the next challenges too. And inspire the rest of us along the way. Hope you heal up soon and strong as ever. THere's no doubt you will.

BASE104, can you post the link to the video you mention. The only video of the actual flight that I could find was the one from the Kiwi news.

Big Wall climber
Nov 4, 2013 - 01:59pm PT
The video is indeed viral. I met a paramedic on my flight last night that asked me if I had seen it. This was after he was talking to me about climbing. He was really impressed with your composure Ammon. This guy is a medic in Baltimore city, and has seen a ton of crazy stuff.

Good luck on today's surgeries.


Nov 4, 2013 - 03:08pm PT
Now count back slowly from ten please.

10,9,8 zzzzzzzzzz

Nice lead man. Way to send that choss pile.

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Nov 4, 2013 - 03:38pm PT
Tomorrow I go into battle at noon where construction, carving, drilling and screwing will take place for six hours. They will also remove the external fixator and plug the flap patch, aaiighh!

Yo, my brother, if they do all that in one go those doctors deserve medals. the plastic muscle graft work usually takes much longer if they have to harvest the tissue from your upper leg (like they did on me). Hope they can figure out something easier for you. But either way you're well on your way and that's a great thing.


Whale's Vagina
Nov 4, 2013 - 03:58pm PT
Best wishes for speedy healing, Ammon.
Big Mike

Trad climber
Nov 4, 2013 - 04:01pm PT
Good Luck today Ammon!! I hope surgery went well!!

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 4, 2013 - 04:22pm PT
Thinking of you Ammon, as you are under the knife.
Hang in there too, The are one incredible person!

dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Nov 4, 2013 - 05:11pm PT
good luck today, hope all is going well :)
Wade Icey

Trad climber
Nov 4, 2013 - 05:16pm PT
Credit: stolen

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Nov 4, 2013 - 05:55pm PT
Positive vibes to you, Ammon...
Keep that spirit up!


The Granite State.
Nov 4, 2013 - 06:00pm PT
Ammon, you strike me as the type who always has his game face on.


Positive vibes sent your way, dude.

Nov 4, 2013 - 08:29pm PT
Looking forward to hearing about a very successful surgery.


Trad climber
Nov 4, 2013 - 08:36pm PT
wow. missed this--

hope surgery goes well, that's a lot of time on the table.

guess this'll end your chances for working part=time as a foot model.

Social climber
Nov 4, 2013 - 09:06pm PT
hey there say, ammon.... hoping to hear that things went at there best today...

may the good solid work and skill from these doc, do you that good that you
need for the long haul...

god blesss....

wow--i think your mom needs some more hugs from you, or anyone there...

Social climber
Nov 4, 2013 - 10:15pm PT
Ammon you are one strong dude. Hope the surgeries go well and you are out there again soon doing what you love.

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Nov 4, 2013 - 10:18pm PT
Whatever you do, don't skimp on the stool softener. Getting through surgery without a lot of that is not for the faint of heart! Get well soon.
Big Mike

Trad climber
Nov 4, 2013 - 10:28pm PT
Prune juice helps move things too!!! I hate the stuff but i drank lots of it in rehab!!
Jebus H Bomz

Peavine Basecamp
Nov 4, 2013 - 10:29pm PT
Warm milk with prune juice. Word to your colon.

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Nov 4, 2013 - 10:51pm PT
Heal up quickly Ammon! Consider the activity that caused the injury....0 sum game.
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