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(9news.com)   Man hiking Colorado mountain trail slips, falls 800 feet, brushes himself off, resumes search for Sarah Connor   (9news.com) divider line 68
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2006-08-23 02:29:57 PM
""I hit the ground and I felt my feet, I felt my fingers and was just so overcome with gratitude because I knew that God had just decided to save me"

is he sure God wasn't trying to kill him?

just once i want to see a quote like that.

A mans car tumbled 75 feet into a ravine filled with rushing rain run-off and tridents, somehow the driver escaped without injury.
"God tried to kill me today, but i wasn't having it"
or
"god was nowhere near this accident otherwise, he would've saved me.. right? surely god woulnt kill one of his own creations in such a horrific way"
 
2006-08-23 04:22:17 PM
thank god he had his rock that protects him from tigers in his pocket or he could have been screwed!

/roar
 
2006-08-23 04:22:46 PM
Hee hee, nice one Sub.
 
2006-08-23 04:22:50 PM
Dr.Knockboots
I'll go for that if I'm ever in a near death accident.
 
2006-08-23 04:25:48 PM
Dr.Knockboots

is he sure God wasn't trying to kill him?

With God, there is do and not do, there is no try.
 
2006-08-23 04:26:34 PM
Dr.Knockboots

I would...but I'm scared the farker's already pissed for having missed. Infallible my ass.
 
2006-08-23 04:27:17 PM
Toonces?
 
2006-08-23 04:27:28 PM
"The next thing you know I was just flying down the mountain without my ice axe," he said. "That's when it gets bad."

thanks for the tip
 
2006-08-23 04:28:21 PM
kudos, submitter!
 
2006-08-23 04:28:33 PM
I think the reporters always add in that "And God swooped in on his solid gold jetplane to save me at the last second" line for emotional effect.

Because I know if anything like that happened to me, the only words I'd be able to say for at least a week would start with S and F
 
2006-08-23 04:29:31 PM
When will humans learn.... going up the mountain is NOT a good idea... Moses went up and there's been turmoil ever since... stay on the ground people.

/Just moved to CO
//Was gonna go check out long's peak
 
2006-08-23 04:30:19 PM
Cort, from Westminster, was climbing an area called Lamb's Slide, which is known for its icy and rocky terrain.

Yeah maybe next time you'll think about it beforehand. No Doubt Lamb is the name of a famous climber that died on that very part.
 
2006-08-23 04:31:00 PM
Overused cliche, but not in this case. Made me laugh out loud.
 
2006-08-23 04:31:28 PM
You know, this asshole should have to pay more on his health insurance. There's nothing more infuriating than these selfish jerks whose personal lifestyle choices drive up the cost of health care for everyone else. He didn't have to climb Long's Peak. He did it for fun. I say tax the shiat out of these mountain climbing fools trying to commit suicide every weekend. I bet we all get to pay for his little Drama Queen helicopter ride, too.
 
2006-08-23 04:31:38 PM
I love the picture with him giving the thumbs up! We Colorado folk are tough Mother Farkers.
 
2006-08-23 04:31:46 PM
"So there I was, sliding into a 10,000 foot crevasse, right at the base of this glacier. And when I wake up, there's the Dalai Lama and he says to me Gunga Galunga."
 
2006-08-23 04:32:47 PM
I was just thinking of the part in Naked Gun 2 1/2 when Quentin Hapsburg falls off the building, lands on the awning over the hotel entrance, and lands safely on the sidewalk.

Then he brushes off his tux, straightens his bowtie, and has just enough time to crack a smug smile before being mauled by a lion that Frank Drebbin had inadvertently released from the zoo earlier.

I guess what I'm saying this, this story would be a lot cooler with a lion.
 
2006-08-23 04:33:28 PM
That is still pretty amazing that he didn't die. I wonder, if he was a novice climber, if the outcome would have been death???
 
2006-08-23 04:36:18 PM
Dr.Knockboots
"God tried to kill me today, but i wasn't having it"


If I am ever interviewed by a reporter after some kind of brush with death I am totally going to use that.

People who thank God for their survival should stop and think about it for 10 seconds.
 
2006-08-23 04:40:50 PM
I've climbed that stretch. It is sketchy. Surprising he survived.
 
2006-08-23 04:41:09 PM
AS YOU WIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSHHHHHHHHH!!! :)
 
2006-08-23 04:45:15 PM
This guy survives a fall of 800 feet and didn't have to ask Buger King for any weenie cup of ice.
 
2006-08-23 04:50:08 PM
Didn't really "get up and brush himself off" but I guess it was suppose to be funnier that way. It would have been a lot cooler if he had.
 
2006-08-23 04:50:23 PM
Dr.Knockboots

That's the first thing I thought of, too. How do we know God didn't make the experienced climber lose his footing? He can be a real biatch. It's in the bible.

www.imageigloo.com

Well, that's not actually the bible, but you get the idea.
 
2006-08-23 04:52:44 PM
Classy guy IMHO. He acknowledged all those that were there to help him, even after a good mountain-farking.

I'd be shivering for days...
 
2006-08-23 04:53:14 PM
canyoneer: You know, this asshole should have to pay more on his health insurance. There's nothing more infuriating than these selfish jerks whose personal lifestyle choices drive up the cost of health care for everyone else.

WTF? For once I agree with canyoneer. But, he probably does pay more for health insurance than people with more mundane hobbies. I know that every time I've applied for health insurance they asked about any risky hobbies I might have and either adjusted my rates accordingly or added a rider for injuries from those things. I'm all for personal freedom and personal responsibility.
 
2006-08-23 04:56:59 PM
TA DA!
 
2006-08-23 05:02:03 PM
canyoneer

Dude, you have obviously never gotten off your couch to experience life. Calling him a selfish jerk... Ever looked in the mirror?
 
2006-08-23 05:02:19 PM
Chaim Witz: "So there I was, sliding into a 10,000 foot crevasse, right at the base of this glacier. And when I wake up, there's the Dalai Lama and he says to me Gunga Galunga."

Weird, he's actually supposed to be in colorado next month.

That looks like a scary climb, i'm guessing that's not on the regular longs peak trail - though it was quite scary enough.
 
2006-08-23 05:06:18 PM
Dang, he must be like a 40th level Monk.
 
2006-08-23 05:06:43 PM
Nothing's impossible, I have found.
For when my chin is on the ground,
I pick myself up, dust myself off,
Start all over again.

Don't lose your confidence if you slip.
Be grateful for a pleasant trip,
And pick yourself up; dust yourself off;
Start all over again.

Work like a soul inspired
'Til the battle of the day is won.
You may be sick and tired,
But you'll be a man, my son.

Will you remember the famous men
Who had to fall to rise again.
So take a deep breath;
Pick yourself up;
Dust yourself off;
Start all over again.

Quiz: Who sang these lyrics?
 
2006-08-23 05:08:01 PM
canyoneer

Huh?! If you want to charge people more money for health insurance you can start by charging ALL the people that eat Fastfood more then once a week, smoke, drink, watch more then 2 hours of TV a day, have a stressful job, and dont workout in a risky or non-risky way more then 3 times a week.

Heck it not like he is fricken base jumping lit on fire in to a fricken bucket of water while under the influance of Meth!!!!!
 
2006-08-23 05:10:05 PM
Oh..forgot to add that Colorado is the fittest State in the Nation..and it is NOT because we are not taking risks and sitting on our arses!
 
2006-08-23 05:13:42 PM
"Heck it not like he is fricken base jumping lit on fire in to a fricken bucket of water while under the influance of Meth!!!!!"

Man that was my weekend. Well that and the 3 way with two hookers and no condoms. Good times.

/influence
 
2006-08-23 05:15:27 PM
payne51558
Oh..forgot to add that Colorado is the fittest State in the Nation..and it is NOT because we are not taking risks and sitting on our arses!

I agree 100%
 
2006-08-23 05:16:39 PM
You know, as a climber, wtf was this dude doing mixed climbing without a rope anchoring him to a belayer. Sounds like he wanted to free solo and got bit hard by it.

canyoneer on the hand is just a jerk. I think we should also charge more to people who cross the street. Everything you do in life is risky. Get over it. On the other hand, most people who are actually involved in so-called "extreme sports" put far more into ensuring their survival than the fat lazy slob on the couch. I know I sure as shiat don't want to die. And in the case of true mountaineers, they don't have health insurance because they're dirt poor because they're mountaineers. If you die on Everest, they just leave your body there. There are several frozen corpse landmarks.
 
2006-08-23 05:18:52 PM
I think god just wanted to kick his ass.
 
2006-08-23 05:25:39 PM
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/unavailable for comment
 
2006-08-23 05:30:31 PM
I LOL'd at the headline.
 
2006-08-23 05:32:04 PM
Put another chair at the Man Law table.
 
2006-08-23 05:34:59 PM
Jument

Dr.Knockboots
"God tried to kill me today, but i wasn't having it"

If I am ever interviewed by a reporter after some kind of brush with death I am totally going to use that.

People who thank God for their survival should stop and think about it for 10 seconds.


Snarky fark posters who dismiss millenia of brilliant religious and philosophical thought as OBVIOUSLY beneath them - with a mere wave of their doughy hands... should stop and think about that for 10 seconds.

/Not that having succesfully set up a LAN for a biatchin' starcraft tournament and having read the DaVinci code (in hardback!) doesn't qualify you as a one of the great thinkers of history or anything.
 
rka
2006-08-23 05:40:50 PM
People who live life to the fullest are far more deserving of me subsidizing their health costs than some trailer park lay-a-bout popping out three kids and living on welfare.

Helping Kickass mountain climbers (and Long's Peak is really more of a 12 hr hike than a mountain climb) is the type of socialism I can get behind.
 
2006-08-23 05:42:39 PM
DrZombie: Everything you do in life is risky. Get over it.

Indeed. And some things are more risky than others.
 
2006-08-23 05:43:57 PM
rka, I love you... Have my children. Hey, wait a sec, we both live in Westminster.
 
2006-08-23 05:47:33 PM
i came in this thread expecting at least six tommy boy references. fark, you dissapoint me.
 
2006-08-23 06:02:44 PM
Apparently another 400ft would have done the trick.

http://www.sltrib.com/utah/ci_4223696
 
2006-08-23 06:12:35 PM
7footJesus

So...God looks like Boris Said??
 
2006-08-23 06:14:45 PM
BlindMan
Snarky fark posters who dismiss millenia of brilliant religious and philosophical thought as OBVIOUSLY beneath them - with a mere wave of their doughy hands... should stop and think about that for 10 seconds.


I only weight 150 lbs. I'm not doughy.

I was referring to this common scenario: a person is hit by lightning or freak accident (i.e. an "act of God") and afterwards thanks God that they survived.

If God was responsible for them surviving, who was responsible for the incident in the first place? Why thank God when it was him who maimed/injured/endangered you? Wouldn't it be more accurate to at least say something like "thank you God for not quite killing me"?

I was only suggesting that they think about the fact that while God may have been responsible for their survival, He was also responsible for the peril in the first place.
 
2006-08-23 06:16:55 PM
Yeah, and those goddamned smokers! They really make my blood boil. How dare they drive up my healthcare premiums for their personal enjoyment?!? And the fatties choking down chips and soda all day long...put a toll gate on the f*cking chip aisle! Fast food should just be illegal. And then there's the assholes riding bicycles around all the time. Go to any emergency room on a weekend and you'll find 50% of the injuries are from bicycle wrecks...broken arms, head injuries, cuts, contusions, clavicles...you name it. These inconsiderate clowns could just put a treadmill in the basement, you know! And don't get me started on all the low-brow gearheads with their brapping whining growling pap-pap-papping ATV's and jeeps and SUV's and motorboats (there's actually an injury called "propellor leg") and jetskis and motorcycles with the attendant frequent evacuations to the hospital and expensive rehabilitation and unnecessary pollution giving doe-eyed little kids asthma and the jitters. And speaking of jitters, how about all the idiots out there soaking up the booze? Talk about livers and hearts and dumb accidents and drunk-driving deaths and wife-beating and all the rest. That shiat costs money! Then there's the morons listening to loud music and going around with tinnitus and hearing aids in their 40's 'cause they lahk tuh ROCK, DUDE! Well, f*ck them. And what about those "libertine" perverts of all stripes who like to go out looking for sweat and hormones? You know who I'm talking about: All the tavern Don Juans and bathhouse homos and smooth-talking shiats f*cking their secretaries and truckstop glory-holers. Since when do they get a free ride on my insurance? Huh? And how about all the insufferable asses who have Tay-Sachs or the propensity to Sickle Cell or heart disease or diabetes or cancer or epilepsy or a hundred other hereditary diseases in their heritages? Who the f*ck do they think they are to breed and pass that risk on to those of us with clean genotypes? Trampoline kids. Skateboarding. Skiing. Canyoneering. Tree climbing. Foreign travel. Base jumping. Bungee-cording. Rock climbing (like this asshole). Ice climbing. Snow caving. Using Schedule 1 controlled narcotics. Karate. Fencing. Rodeo. Storm chasing. Anal sex. Lawn darts. UNcontrolled household chemical use. Drag racing. Amusement parks. Civil aviation. Aerobics...

The list goes on and on and on.

Who, exactly, do all of these people think they are? I think they should all be charged higher rates for health insurance. The last thing this country needs is some goddamned communist national health care protocol that treats everyone equally, because we know it's just the tiny minority of selfish Type-A attention whores out there who make it so f*cking expensive for the rest of us.
 
2006-08-23 06:31:25 PM
agentzero That's Black Sheep dipstick!

callmeox NICE! Don't know how many other people in here will get that...

Am I imagining it, or does this guy deserve a "Dumbass" tag for hiking/climbing a mountain in the hail and freezing rain??

His climbing group, which included a man with Rocky Mountain Search and Rescue, immediately came to his aid. Cort says complete strangers also stopped to help him. "It was hailing. It was raining. It was nasty," he said. "And they didn't even think twice." Cort also says the Flight for Life pilot took a risk by flying in the bad weather to land in a tricky spot to rescue him.

I think 'Into Thin Air' should be mandatory reading for anyone who wants to hike above the treeline of any mountain.
 
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