Midway up "The Green Mile."
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Benjamin Chapman
May 6, 2014
Midway up "The Green Mile."
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
MY HELMET SAVED MY LIFE. STORY NO.1 PRESENTED BY PETZL

The author saved by his helmet.

The author saved by his helmet.
"On August 28, 2010, I was climbing a technically easy multi-pitch trad route near Banff, Canada, with my partner, when I fell while leading. I don’t know what caused the fall—perhaps a hold broke, perhaps I simply slipped; that moment has been wiped from my memory—but I plunged about 20 meters, hitting various hard obstacles on the way down and losing consciousness in the process.

When I awoke, my partner phoned to arrange a helicopter rescue, and I’ve been recovering since, first in hospital and now at home. While I sustained fairly severe injuries, I’m extremely fortunate that those comprised only scrapes, bruises, and broken bones, all of which will heal in due course.

My helmet is another story. It fared far worse than I did, as it absorbed blows from one or more of those hard objects I encountered on my sudden descent."

—Jonathan Lytton Aug 5, 2015
TacoDelRio
All up in yo bidniss.
TacoDelRio   All up in yo bidniss.
My helmet choked me once. Damn near kilt me. JUST SAY NO Aug 11, 2015
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
Del Taco...so you were nearly kilt? Better put it on your head so you don't get KILLED!!

When anyone suggests wearing a kilt while climbing...JUST SAY NO!!
Aug 12, 2015

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