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Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Oct 29, 2013 - 07:31am PT

I had an injury which looked almost as bad as yours, in the same area.

Happened in Vietnam, and thought I was going to lose the foot.

One year later, I climbed the Nose and the Salathe.

You will be back at it for sure. Guys that have the drive to do what you do

will pull thru better than the average coach potato!

Oct 29, 2013 - 08:31am PT
Whoa, I'm very sorry about that injury, and I hope you heal up well. The clip showing the good jump is great, and your happiness when landing by the truck explains everything.

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Oct 29, 2013 - 08:34am PT
im sorry, sir.
now, on to the next chapter.

it's entirely yours to author,
and based on your story thus far,
i'm certain it will be remarkable.

[Click to View YouTube Video]

Trad climber
Oct 29, 2013 - 08:35am PT
Applying bridal tourniquet
Taking pics for our viewing pleasure
Joking about peg-leg

All while looking at your own bones and tendons and muscles 'n stuff.

And then actually SMILING in the hospital.

Totally Badass.

Pirate, I salute you!

May you heal soon and go up and down walls they way you were meant to.

John Mac

Trad climber
Littleton, CO
Oct 29, 2013 - 08:36am PT
Thanks for sharing and all the best for a good recovery!!!
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Oct 29, 2013 - 08:49am PT
Damn, that's gross. You acted quickly to stop the bleeding, and it sounds like the rescue was like clockwork. Some people would have just fainted there and bled to death but I guess you're good at handling pressure. It sounds like a story from the Vietnam war. I hope you get well soon and please save up and buy a new parachute for next time.

Trad climber
Oct 29, 2013 - 08:50am PT
Woah. That must take some steel to see your foot in that condition and remain present enough to take the actions you did. Also glad you were out there with a set of skilled friends who helped you get through the preparation for hand-off to the medical teams. I think that old saying "Hey - what are friends for?" would be an understatement here.

Hope the foot and leg heal up well, and glad that you are here to talk about it!

Social climber
An Oil Field
Oct 29, 2013 - 08:53am PT
Damn, Ammon,

You are who I want to be if I croak and are re-born! Sorry about the foot, but in the old days, nobody made it to a hundred without spending time in plaster. Me included.

What you need is a little speech from Fight Club:

God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy sh#t we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off.

Heal up and keep fighting the war for us.

California dreamin' on the farside of the world..
Oct 29, 2013 - 08:54am PT
Aaaarrrgggghh are One Tough Pirate Dude!

Caught enough mangled-foot-through-squinting-eyes to be seriously horrified...and then figured that if you could deal with this trauma as well as you are right now, by god you are going to do what it takes to heal yourself.

In the meantime I'm sending you healing vibes and a vision of your leg and foot working perfectly again one day.

The Granite State.
Oct 29, 2013 - 08:55am PT
Sh#t, man. Bummer to hear this. Hope you get put back together correctly.

Edit; just watched your video. You're tough as nails, dude.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Oct 29, 2013 - 09:10am PT
Wow you are one tough dude. I am sure your level-headed ness saved your life. You are an inspiration to many of us here. Good luck with your recovery.

Jim Henson's Basement
Oct 29, 2013 - 09:24am PT
Whoa.. just whoa. Amazing how everyone kept their heads.

Wishing Ammon a speedy recovery.

Well, we know who's getting the Burt Bronson award of the year now ;)

El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Oct 29, 2013 - 09:27am PT
Gore!!! Glad you're alive! F*#king A!!!

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Oct 29, 2013 - 09:39am PT
Best wishes to you. Rough injury. :/

Cardiff by the sea
Oct 29, 2013 - 09:58am PT
Glad your still with us ammon. Hoping to bump into you at the base or the summitt of the capitain again soon

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 29, 2013 - 10:00am PT
Holy Moley! I'd heard there was a rough film ....
Nice poise and clear head in the face of disaster!
A tip of the bandana/patch to you!

Happy healing!

Big Wall climber
South of the Mason Dixon line
Oct 29, 2013 - 10:02am PT
This sux, but think he will get through this ok.

Trad climber
San Diego
Oct 29, 2013 - 10:07am PT
Get well soon. Total Gnar.

Oct 29, 2013 - 10:08am PT
hey Ammon,

We've never met but I'd like to be on the load welcoming you back to base jumping after you recover...I've always admired you through your posts.

peace brother, heal well,

PM/email me if you need help sourcing some GH releasing peptides which will speed recovery drastically.

Trad climber
RV, middle of Nowehere
Oct 29, 2013 - 10:14am PT

You know the answer to that last question you asked. We both do as we talked about it yesterday. It's part of the process of healing and finding answers.

The sails just had a little wind taken out of them that's all. You will be full steam ahead sooner than later.

Even at the bottom of this page as I type these words it states "Climbing is dangerous, Climb at your own risk"

When it should read " Life is dangerous, live it at your own risk"

See you again today.
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