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FILM: LESSON LEARNED…

LESSON LEARNED…

We are all capable and experienced in the mountains and typically take no thought before venturing into familiar country. I’ve hiked these mountains and this exact trail since I was 5. The thought or concern for my own safety never crosses my mind because I belong here.

This weekend I experienced an absolute nightmare that started off as a typical day that quickly deteriorated into a crisis. After a life-flight, night in the IC, the dust has finally settled and I still cannot believe it all happened to me.

Please be careful out there and always prepare and plan for the worst. Simple items that I take for granted could’ve alleviated a lot of this from happening. Hunt with a partner near by as well. The moral support as well as safety make it paramount.

I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the evac crew who risked their lives to get me off the mountain. I apologize for my poor judgement and for putting you all in that position.

I’m so blessed to have such a loving and supportive family to help get me through this.