Jasper/Banff National Parks
Posted on May 2, 2018 by Dave
Near the end of a seven day 90 mile hike in Jasper and Banff National Parks I had a misstep and broke my tibia and fibula. We only had a mile to go to reach the car so my friend Andy Kunkle took off to reach a phone to call for rescue.
It was nearing evening and I could see thunderstorms to the north and south of me as I lay there in the trail, unable to move. I triggered my ACR ResQLink to call for help too. By the time Andy got to the car and drove 30 miles to find a phone the rescue services at Banff National Park were already on the way. After about 2 hours the helicopter showed up overhead and could see me through a small hole in the forest canopy. They dropped two rescuers down who packed me up and away I went on the skyhook!
Then they flew me to hospital in Banff town, a delightful forty minute flight. If not for the prompt professional rescue I might have lost my right leg. It was a bad break requiring major surgery.
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If not for the prompt professional rescue I might have lost my right leg.
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Banff National Park Rescue Services, Alberta, CA
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