Broke both arms and a leg and all he complained about was his neck "in pain"?
Thats one tough South Africian.
Amazing he was not more seriously injured.
JTapia, I agree, this is one tough man! But I wonder if his neck pain was so overwheling, in conjuction, with the extra added adrenaline from the fall that he didn't realize that his arms and legs were broken?
I'd imagine, after an 18 story fall, it takes a little while for the mind to catch up.
Yes sir Quicksilver I would imagine that the adrenaline was at maximum levels in his bloodstream !!!
I know that when I played football in high school and I took a pretty good lick in the head it took me 3 days to realize that my nose was broken also. The blow to my head and resulting concussion really screwed up my brain in that I really didn't know that I had gotten hurt for several weeks until someone would remind me of it. I would look into the mirror and be astonished at my black and blue eyes, wondering "what the hell happened to me !!! ". It still took me almost 6 months to finally remember everything that happened that night. A very scary feeling to say the least.
Every year many hunters and outdoorsman and women come out west from the midwest and east coast to hunt the prized mulies and elk. One topic that comes up often is altitude sickness. My advice for flatlanders is to get into the best possible shape. Start months before your hunt, usually really ramping up my cardio around March or April.
I run 5-10 miles 3 times a week, and also go for walks carrying my pack with about 50lbs to simulate what could be on my back. Another useful tip is to drink A...