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Busted ankle bouldering solo 5-Apr-2011 At 1:07:00 PM Hipster
On 5/04/2011 ironcheff wrote:
>Well done for getting yourself out and not wanting to bother the emergency
>services. There was a chance though that because of your choice to go
>it alone you could have caused much more bother to the emergo services.
>If you had have called 000 first up and been able to give an accurate
>location it would have been a dozen people carrying you out in day light
>or a heli lift all over in 1hr. If you had'nt made it out and was reported
>missing then it would have been a search scenario and involved lots more
>people and time.

Why call 000 first? His injuries were far from life threatening. Take responsibility for your actions, iron chef, sounds like he got out just fine. Both those scenarios of evacuation you suggest cost other people's time and money.

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