Hans Florine rescue on the Nose


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Big Wall climber
Jun 3, 2018 - 11:14am PT
its been a month since hans broke his feet on the nose. two weeks ago he got out of the hospital after getting a bunch of metal put in his feet/legs. he remains positive, is already off the nasty pain meds, but still has a long recovery ahead of him. he continues to couch surf while looking for a more permanent place to stay. its an extra challenge to be doing this in the middle of a divorce(albeit a friendly one. he has two teenage kids, the oldest entering university in the fall. of course he is severely money challenged at this point. his friends have set up a go fund me page to help defray his expenses. If you know hans, or perhaps been inspired by him, then now is a chance to help out one of our tribe in need.
sincereley, Steve Schneider


Big Wall climber
Jun 3, 2018 - 10:39pm PT
bump for my blonde brother
Delhi Dog

Good Question...
Jun 3, 2018 - 11:08pm PT
What a blessing Hans didn't hurt himself more and he is still with us. Why is it, today, climbing has become such a competitive sport? In general, speed climbing is a very dangerous way to climb. What are we trying to prove with it?

Maybe this event will change the way people think about trying to push and push the standards to a higher level with the potential of a much greater danger factor.

Always count your blessings and be humble before the rock.


After the recent events this post came to mind...

Hang in there Hans!

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Jun 4, 2018 - 05:53pm PT
I realized that I have been out of touch between all the life milestones. How could I miss this? Healing wishes for Hans. I so enjoyed the celebrity. clImb with you. Recoveries are. not speedy at our ages. But determination still will carry the day.
simply theresa

Jun 4, 2018 - 06:33pm PT
Thanks for posting the Go Fund Me link, Steve. I hadn't heard that there was one until now. Donation made.

Trad climber
Jun 4, 2018 - 07:31pm PT
external fixator bolted to his leg is a sign that whatever ankle injury Hans had was not minor

No doubt. I hear those things do wonders but are extremely painful.
mountain girl

Trad climber
Berkeley, CA
Jun 4, 2018 - 08:24pm PT
Heal fast and well, Hans


Social climber
Jun 4, 2018 - 09:54pm PT
hey there say,shipoopoi...

thank you so much for the update... and the info, for folks...

Big Wall climber
Jun 6, 2018 - 10:26pm PT
bump for the guy who taught caldwell and honhold how to climb fast on the nose. hans' go fund me account is at the top of this page. he just found a house to move into so he is not couch surfing anymore. but he is far from getting back to steady work. he could use our help. steve schneider

Mountain climber
13,000 feet
Jun 7, 2018 - 10:45am PT
Think of it this way Hans, you know one of the best anesthesiologists in the country!! : ) best wishes for complete healing..

Big Wall climber
Jun 8, 2018 - 08:25am PT
here's a bump with hans' go fund me account. his daughter, my godchild, graduates from high school today. steve schneider


Trad climber
Mammoth and SLO.....Life is Good!!!
Jun 8, 2018 - 08:34am PT
Hey Steve.....since you're up in the east Bay, perhaps you can spread the word about my two speaking engagements up there next week. I will donate the proceeds of the book sales at those events to the GoFundMe for our friend.


Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Jun 8, 2018 - 09:10am PT
Very nice, Cragman.

Get well soon, Hans Florine!

wayne w

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the nw
Jun 9, 2018 - 03:04pm PT
Bump for Hans!

Big Wall climber
Jun 13, 2018 - 09:03am PT
here's a shout out for dean rosnau's book promotion tour in the bay area. dean will be at rei concord tonight at 7pm to promote his book. i will try to be there as well. dean has generously offered to donate all of his book selling proceeds from this event to hans recovery/go fund me page(above post), so lets turn out and support our fast, blonde, buddy. steve schneider

dean will also being doing a book promo at rei in san carlos on thursday night at 7 pm, so turn out to buy his book, support hans, and listen to some great resuce stories.
Rick A

Boulder, Colorado
Jun 13, 2018 - 11:25am PT
Donated to the fund just now.
Get well Hans!

.....in a single wide......
Jun 13, 2018 - 11:49am PT
Not sure how much Hans receives in royalties, but I hope if you buy his autobio- he sees a little $$?

I just bought it. Fun read.


Trad climber
Mammoth and SLO.....Life is Good!!!
Jun 13, 2018 - 04:38pm PT
If anyone is in the area early, I'm at Lazy Dog, just south of REI. Come on by....beers on me.

Trad climber
Redwood City, CA
Jun 14, 2018 - 06:39am PT
Donated and bump.

Trad climber
Jun 14, 2018 - 06:48am PT

hey there say, st00pid Americans... Dean, i realize you will find this difficult to understand, but this isn't about you.
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