This was a story I had been following that while hopeful I had a bad feeling would not end well. Yet…..it did end well! (Ok, as well as it can……I am sure that he’d have preferred to not break his ankle!)
The climber, Derek, did not return after a Sunday climb of Mt. Adams, here in Washington State. He was found Friday after 5 days out. He had fallen on the way down from Piker’s Peak at 11,657 feet, breaking his ankle. He was slowly crawling his way down – he had gotten down to the 6,000 ft level and into trees.
If for anything the fact that he kept crawling is amazing and what probably kept him alive. Full story here. And to the SAR teams? I hope I never need you, but again, thanks for doing what you do! And give those granola sniffin’ poochies a big hug 🙂