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Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Nov 3, 2013 - 09:56am PT
For interconnectivity's sake:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1252206/Ammon-McNeely-Tasered-and-arrested-in-Yos
hb81

climber
Nov 3, 2013 - 11:10am PT
Gnarly. Heal up man. By the way, your video is going pretty viral, turning up all over the internet.
tutokanula

Big Wall climber
awahnee
Nov 3, 2013 - 01:22pm PT
Ammon,
I am sorry to here of your injury. I must say, although i love most that climb my walls, you have always been one of my favorites. I have missed you over the past few years. Don't let this injury or the tool keep you down.
Much love,
Tutokana
aka El Guapo, The Big Stone, El Capitan
shipoopoi

Big Wall climber
oakland
Nov 3, 2013 - 01:48pm PT
ammon, heather and i are thinking about you every day and fully admiring your courage. good luck with your surgeries. take care, steve
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Nov 3, 2013 - 04:38pm PT
Dear Ammon,

My heart is with you, man! I hope the surgeries go very well and that you get ALL the way back. I think of you when I think of that line from Braveheart: "Every man dies; not every man really lives." You LIVE, dude, and it sometimes exacts a price. But you LIVE, and good on ya!
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Nov 3, 2013 - 09:13pm PT
Good luck tomorrow for the ortho work! The plastic work that will follow is some really special stuff, and the modern docs are wonderful at it.

You'll be fine. Those wound vacs are limb savers!

JL
A5scott

Trad climber
Chicago
Nov 3, 2013 - 09:23pm PT
Im so happy to see you doing so well! I know which hospital to go to now if I ever go all humpty dumpty! They must have a special Ammon McNeely triage unit at the hospital now...
wishing you all the best brother!

scott
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Nov 3, 2013 - 09:45pm PT
Had a relaxing weekend hanging out with Travis (Vegasclimber) visiting from Vegas and driving a total of 15 hours. Wow, what a valiant effort, thanks bro! A cute little pizza delivery girl showed up at my room looking very confused. Two huge pizza's ordered in by climbski2, there was so much we had to share it with the nurses. Thanks climbski2!!!

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! They say if all goes well I'l be discharged in 7-10 days.

Thanks for all the positive vibes everyone. I feel so lucky to be part of this beautiful tribe.

I love each and every one of you!
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 3, 2013 - 10:47pm PT
There will also be hammering! They will probably have to pound a titanium rod down your leg so they have something to screw your bones too. Icky! At least that is what they did to my shattered tib fib.
Good luck tomorrow! I will be sending all my best MOJO your way!
It is such a miracle how the body can heal itself especially with the help of modern medicine!
You are indeed a lucky man!
XO
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Nov 3, 2013 - 11:03pm PT
Figured you might have visitors and if not ..well cold pizza leftovers ain't so bad. Gotta be a nice break from hospital food. Glad the folks helping you heal up got some too.

Have a perfect surgery tomorrow.
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Nov 4, 2013 - 01:23am PT
Credit: the Fet

The silliest one I could find.
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Nov 4, 2013 - 09:53am PT
I typed Ammon's name into Google last night, and the video has gone full blown viral. It had almost 800,000 views, and it is in newspapers on pretty much all continents, typically tabloid type stuff.

I saw the video from below, and he didn't have a chance. He rag dolls down the wall and the sound of him impacting is LOUD. I'm curious if those bones breaking made half of the noise.

I broke my tibia once, and I damn sure heard it.
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Nov 4, 2013 - 10:40am PT
This thread scares the crap out of me. I just think, would I have been fast enough to stop the bleeding in time? Can't help imagining myself in that situation. Compared to that, the bone drilling and hammering sounds easy.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Nov 4, 2013 - 10:57am PT
So that WAS Ammon rag dolling down the face then? Up thread it was said that was someone else..?




Anyhoo,, my fingers shall be crossed for Ammons surgeries today.. Going to be a long tough one.
ElCapPirate

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.

YYYYYYAAAAAAAARRRRRRR!!!!
sempervirens

climber
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.
Thanks.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Nov 4, 2013 - 11:20am PT
Alrighty Ammon,, thanks for clearing that up.. And im sure your going to fire that next pitch like it was 4th class.!
Nilepoc

Big Wall climber
Tx
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.

WTF

climber
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.
Largo

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.

JL
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