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mudrat 02-13-2017 06:17 PM

Matt Horner Ice Climbing Accident GoFundMe
 
"Matt had an ice climbing accident Feb 8, 2017, at Chapel Pond near Keene Valley. He fell 60 feet and suffered severe injuries. He was first taken to Elizabethtown Community Hospital, then transported via helicopter to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, VT. His injuries include a 2cm brain hemorrhage, a severe concussion, multiple fractures in his face (a La Fort fracture), and soft tissue injuries to his right wrist, left knee, and hip."

~Bill Schneider

For more information or to donate please visit:

https://www.gofundme.com/Matthew-Horner

IndLk_Brett 02-14-2017 07:21 PM

That's terrible.

I had just been reading about him in the latest issue of Adirondack Explorer. By that account he sounded like a nice guy and one who pushed his limits, but tried to do so as safely as possible given the inherent risks in what he was doing.

Does anyone happen to know if he was attempting the route discussed in the issue, Gorillas in the Mist, when the accident occurred? The article said he was trying to become only the second ever to climb it successfully, but that it is a notoriously risky and difficult route.

mudrat 02-14-2017 07:31 PM

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Originally Posted by IndLk_Brett (Post 256126)
That's terrible.

I had just been reading about him in the latest issue of Adirondack Explorer. By that account he sounded like a nice guy and one who pushed his limits, but tried to do so as safely as possible given the inherent risks in what he was doing.

Does anyone happen to know if he was attempting the route discussed in the issue, Gorillas in the Mist, when the accident occurred? The article said he was trying to become only the second ever to climb it successfully, but that it is a notoriously risky and difficult route.

Yes, he's a very nice person. He was at Chapel Pond on an easy route by comparison. There's a couple details here: http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise...form=hootsuite

IndLk_Brett 02-14-2017 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by mudrat (Post 256127)
Yes, he's a very nice person. He was at Chapel Pond on an easy route by comparison. There's a couple details here: http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise...form=hootsuite

Thanks for the info. Very sad to hear regardless of where or how it happened to occur. I was merely curious having just recently read the story.


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