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Re: Hans Florine on his El Cap fall

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Hans Florine on his El Cap fall
May 14, 2018 08:41AM
Hi,

I'm not sure if this has been mentioned here before but this was an interesting read. I hope he gets back on track soon:

Hans Florine El Cap fall
Re: Hans Florine on his El Cap fall
May 14, 2018 09:18AM
Thank you for posting this, I haven’t had a lot of online time recently and may not have seen this.. I’m not involved in the community anymore.

Hans’ wife was my first climbing instructor. I’ve met Hans a few times, seen him in the gym a number of times back when I used to go and have heard him talk a few times. Safety really is his mantra and the two of them really instilled a strong sense of responsibility and awareness in me. Come back the next day to go it again!

I am truly sorry to hear of his injuries, but hope he comes through even better. A good friend of mine (a triathlete) who was hit by a car when riding her bike. She shattered two vertebrae, and her tibia and other bones. She went through a lot, (pins through skin, multiple surgeries, lots of neat hardware) but her health and conditioning before the accident helped tremendously during her recovery. It’s not fun, but it’s not game over. I wish him the best on his recovery path.
Re: Hans Florine on his El Cap fall
May 14, 2018 09:40AM
Not much to do with this except climbing and El Cap, but, 40 years ago today, there was a big climbing accident on the monolith, which left the valley stunned. (I was working there at the time.)
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