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    This man is now my hero. Talk about cajones!

    http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/Central/05/02/climber.amputation.ap/index.html

    MOAB, Utah (AP) -- A Colorado climber amputated his own arm Thursday, five days after becoming pinned by a boulder, and he was hiking to safety when he was spotted by searchers, authorities said.

    Aron Ralston, 27, of Aspen, was in serious condition late Thursday at a hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado.

    Ralston was climbing Saturday in Blue John Canyon, adjacent to Canyonlands National Park in far southwestern Utah, when a 200-pound boulder fell on him, pinning his right arm, authorities said.

    He ran out of water on Tuesday and on Thursday morning, he decided that his survival required drastic action.

    Using his pocketknife, he amputated his arm below the elbow and applied a tourniquet and administered first aid.

    He then rigged anchors, fixed a rope and rappelled to the canyon floor.

    He hiked downstream and was spotted about 3 p.m. by a Utah Public Safety Helicopter. The search for Ralston had begun the same morning, after authorities were notified he was four days overdue reporting for work.

    Ralston was described by authorities as an avid outdoorsman in exceptional physical condition. They said he was known to have climbed 49 of Colorado's major peaks.
    I haven't felt this good since we stole the 2000 elections!--Ned Flanders

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    oh I thought this was going to be about GWB's speech last night. LOL He is "da man" and we won't mention cajones... Let's just say that air suit brought out things in him I haven't seen before...

    Ok...mind out of the gutter...go on. [Wink]
    "It is easier for a king to have a lie believed than a beggar to spread the truth."---Robert Strecker

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    • #3
      Tprspouse:

      LOl...I tend to keep my eyes away from that area on men, actually. Glad to know, though...I guess...
      I haven't felt this good since we stole the 2000 elections!--Ned Flanders

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      • #4
        One of the rescue people was interviewed this morning on The Today Show & he said the guy really had no other option but to do what he did. Some people went back to get his arm in hopes of reattaching it & they said the boulder was more in the range of 1,000 pounds. They weren't able to interview the climber himself yet but said that he was doing good. He has guts. I'd still be laying up there.

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        • #5
          there are probably a few guys that have tried this after they woke up the next morning and saw what they were laying next too. [Eek!]
          I'll post, You argue.

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          • #6
            lol Coyote f***

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