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Entries filed under 'injury'

    Steve House on His Return to Climbing After Injury

    fileOn March 25, 2010, professional climber Steve House took a fall that nearly killed him. A flake of rock broke, gear pulled and bones snapped as House fell 80 feet off the north face of Mount Temple in Alberta, Canada. A piece of natural protection is likely what finally held the fall and as the rope pulled tight, House came to rest on a snowy ledge. A cell phone call got the rescue underway and several hours later House was lifted off Mount Temple by helicopter. Barely a year later and after ...

    Posted by Joe P. on July 11, 2011 5:00 PM & Tagged Climbing, Makalu, Mount Temple, Steve House, injury and mountaineering | permalink | Comments

    In Love Again: An Unabashedly Gushy Return to Cycling

    file“I’m in love again. I don’t know of any other way to describe it.” My mother cocked her head. It hadn’t been the answer she was expecting. She’d asked me how my ride had gone—an impromptu jaunt to spin the legs out and get a feel for a new pedal/shoe setup. She’d expected a quick summary, perhaps. Yet I’d struggled to find an appropriate explanation and eventually there was only that one that made sense. She smiled as mothers do. Truth be told, it’s been a difficult past few months: I haven’t ...

    Posted by Keith E. on February 7, 2011 3:19 PM & Tagged Cycling, bicycle, bike commuting, injury and recovery | permalink | Comments

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