Ammon seems to have had another bad accident.

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Esparza

Trad climber
Westminster, CA
Sep 12, 2017 - 10:29am PT
Ugghhh.... my best to you Cap'n!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Sep 12, 2017 - 11:59am PT
Wisdom is gleaned from knowledge and experience John.

I hope Ammon is doing well today.
clode

Trad climber
portland, or
Sep 12, 2017 - 12:32pm PT
"Don't tie yourself to the whale!" Good advice, you might hurt the whale!

Apparently they can't make any mountain that can take him out completely, and I doubt they ever will!

Just heal up dude and keep livin' it for all you're worth. To do otherwise would be un-Ammon-like!
Mar1

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Sep 12, 2017 - 12:38pm PT
Oh Captain, my captain.

Heal up quick wild man.
EdBannister

Mountain climber
13,000 feet
Sep 12, 2017 - 01:01pm PT
Perhaps Bolter could let Ammon speak for himself. It seems like the right thing to do?

bolter, that is not putting words in your mouth, just try thinking this thread is not about you, but about a man who now has a years long road to mostly recovered in a physical sense, and perhaps being even more accomplished on a personal level.

Ammon, i do not know you, but the people who are amputees will inspire and amaze you, and you won't see insults or bickering on their discussion group, you may have upgraded! : )
jgill

Boulder climber
The high prairie of southern Colorado
Sep 12, 2017 - 04:18pm PT
Pirates are tough. Heal up guy!
L

climber
Tiptoeing through the chilly waters of life
Sep 12, 2017 - 04:35pm PT
Credit: Tiger Lee

The world needs more adventurers like you, Ammon, to keep all those cubicle dwellers sane.

Heal up and get back out thar, Matey!
donald perry

Trad climber
kearny, NJ
Sep 13, 2017 - 08:14am PT
Horror of horrors! When we were children I used to watch si-fi movies and dream about the human fly or some space alien. Chain saw massacre made me afraid, you never know whats out there that can grab you!

Wrong! Wrong! All those things are lies keeping you from the truth.

The real monster is man overestimating his ability to text and drive, or climb without always checking for ticks, or ... overestimating his ability to fly! And I think we are proving these things do not work as time progresses.

Be afraid, be very afraid--------------of yourself!

Pink Floyd - Learning To Fly (Official Music Video) - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVhNCTH8pDs

Time to graduate to the peg leg pirate, your now Captain Ammon! No doubt, no doubt!
Ammon on the Zodiac
Ammon on the Zodiac
Credit: donald perry

Hope to rather see you on El Cap soon Ammon!, Nevertheless, just as the sun comes up in the morning so you too will keep shinning in our hearts forever and ever! You will be fine and with a little help from your friends I hope we can all get old together, all together now, heave ho!
Flip Flop

climber
Earth Planet, Universe
Sep 13, 2017 - 08:59am PT
Madbolter is really dumb.
Cragar

climber
MSLA - MT
Sep 13, 2017 - 10:08am PT
How did he arrive at the nickname?

Good luck with your situation and adapting to a new life!
Lennox

climber
just southwest of the center of the universe
Sep 13, 2017 - 12:59pm PT
Hey Ammon, heal up brother, you got this!


When you get your peg, I'll wear my patch, and we can do some raiding and plundering and other pirate sh;t.

Recently, I was dodging small boulders while driving down the Lee Vining grade during a thunderstorm, and I was reminded of the time you rode shotgun while I drifted through the turns racing Evo to the Mobil. You like scary sh;t, let's do that again.

. )


Scott
darkmagus

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
Sep 13, 2017 - 02:09pm PT
Damn, I'm sorry to hear this. Ammon, I don't know you, but I'm sending good wishes your way. Pirates are basically invincible.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Sep 13, 2017 - 02:56pm PT
Prosthetics are almost better than regular limbs nowadays
https://www.ted.com/talks/hugh_herr_the_new_bionics_that_let_us_run_climb_and_dance

Thanks to climber engineers like Hugh Herr.
Yarrrr
Malemute

Ice climber
great white north
Sep 13, 2017 - 03:19pm PT
Pink Floyd - Learning To Fly (Official Music Video) - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVhNCTH8pDs

with background footage from Banff & Canmore!
i-b-goB

Social climber
Wise Acres
Sep 13, 2017 - 04:17pm PT


Shiver me timbers!


Heal up me hearty!
AE

climber
Boulder, CO
Sep 14, 2017 - 01:30pm PT
I've been mulling over the concept of "privilege" in connection with politics, but herein may add a bit of perspective as well:
Privilege, for many, means that they can elect to engage in adventures, take risks, push boundaries of human achievement; for the vast majority of humans, life is already far riskier than your manufactured challenge, the difference being yours has a tidy bubble of containment in place and time, while theirs is uncertain, indefinite, and inescapable. Yours may come with complicated, but plausible escape and rescue potential, as your circle of privilege has resources of money, experts, and organization sufficient to reach you; theirs has none, save the random, serendipitous graces of fate and whimsy.
I choose to no longer identify with the small group of self-absorbed adrenaline junkies who continue even after losing friends and having their own close calls, repeatedly. Climbing at least for most uses safety methods developed not to cheat death, but to better protect even while taking on more difficult lines. Air-gravity activities seem destined by contrast, to advance difficulty by shaving the line between success and failure ever thinner.
Sorry if I don't wax too sympathetic here. Too bad. Ammon survived; will he learn anything from this? Time will tell.
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Sep 14, 2017 - 02:28pm PT
^ F this guy!! Ammon I hope you heal up quick. Sh#t happens eh?
snakefoot

climber
Nor Cal
Sep 14, 2017 - 03:01pm PT
the variation in each response always amazes me. Some angry, others sad, some hateful and then others supportive... to name a few. live your own dream
blahblah

Gym climber
Boulder
Sep 14, 2017 - 04:23pm PT
Ammon clearly marches to a different drummer than most of us. As an office worker who gets a bit of an adrenaline fix from recreational climbing, I like that people like Ammon exist--they make the world a more interesting place.
I'm sure all of us who climb (or the like) at all seriously think about what level of risk we're willing to take.
Ammon's obviously very far at the right of the curve on that one.
Hope he heals up well and has as many more great adventures as he's looking for.
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Sep 14, 2017 - 07:44pm PT
I choose to no longer identify with the small group of self-absorbed adrenaline junkies who continue even after losing friends and having their own close calls, repeatedly.... Sorry if I don't wax too sympathetic here. Too bad. Ammon survived; will he learn anything from this? Time will tell.

Another goofball adding insult to injury. Dogpile me all you want for saying it, I don't care. I "let it go" the last time this happened, and that thread had a far too high proportion of posts like the one I'm quoting.

IMO, such posts are unconscionable and completely inappropriate.
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