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He's pretty banged up and has a long road ahead. Get better, Josh!

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copied and pasted from summitpost. hoping the best for the lad.

 

"found out on Josh's facebook account that he had a bad fall near the Banff area and just returned home with many injuries.

 

Here is a first mention of his accident :

"Josh is in Calgary, and his mom has spoken to a doctor at the facility. He has a spinal and collarbone fracture and and is undergoing surgery tomorrow to his finger. Josh's mom feels that his climbing partner was very heroic in his endeavor to get Josh safely off the mountain and is grateful for all of his help."

 

Here is his first post since returning home :

"I am so thankful to have made it home alive from a serious mountain climbing accident. I broke my collar bone, shattered my pinky, fractured many spots in my back and neck, a nasty puncture in my side, big lacerations in my head, and many more minor injuries. It will be a long time until I get back into climbing. Even being able to eat food by myself sounds good."

 

Seems that Josh is already back online and probably will soon connect to SP. Let's wish him a quick recovery."

 

 

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"Clavicle surgery went well. Had 8 screws placed in with a plate. Found out that my spine compression was worse than I originally thought. Went from being average height to being short. I don't mind that so much except that it might have some serious consequences on my back/neck in the future. At least the pain isn't so bad so far, pain meds are keeping me dizzy. And again, I feel quite fortunate to make it out of the ordeal alive.

 

I am only down to a single finger on one hand which will make typing a lot harder. Especially with the cast getting in the way with that hand. My brother should aid me on this at times."

 

 

 

 

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i don't pray but i will sacrifice a chicken on your behalf ole'boy - get on up asap!

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I'm sorry to hear this. Josh has great spirit though and I'm sure he'll be back at it soon. I just hope they don't make him ride his bike home from Banff.

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i don't pray but i will sacrifice a chicken on your behalf ole'boy - get on up asap!
PETA WILL BE CONTACTING YOU SHORTLY :P

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i don't pray but i will sacrifice a chicken on your behalf ole'boy - get on up asap!

 

 

You're preferred sacrificial modality is by choking it?

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Damn! Glad to hear he's alive, sounds like a big enough incident it could have gone otherwise. I've become a big Josh fan over the years, I recall when he showed up here after being banned over at NWHikers, and he's come a long way since then. Best wishes to Josh.

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Josh - I have also always enjoyed your trip reports and enthusiasm for the mountains. Hope that you are healing up well and feel better soon!

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