This Guy is Tougher Than You.

Ever read one of those stories that, had you not read it at CNN.com, you'd just assume it was urban legend BS.

"A Colorado climber amputated his own arm Thursday, five days after becoming pinned by a boulder"

With a pocket knife, no less. Never saw McGyver do that.

Puts the whole ''coyote night'' thing in perspective.

Well it''s a bit far fetched, I mean come on he cut of a his hand like it was not a problem at all, and then peacefully secured a rope to clime down and then stroll along a stream. However I give a benefit of a doubt but to cut a hand off with a pocket knife, as thought there is no pain... fine mind over matter, body goes in to shock and the brain cuts off the nerves for that arm. Sure, but he had to lose a lot of blood, considering he was doing it by him self and with only one hand. He should of just collapse for like a good day... plus not counting the anti-biotic, but then he might have had that first aid kit? So, in my opinion they not tell us the whole story... I think that this falling bolder just ripped his hand off, he fell down but his secure rope prevented him to splatter on the ground, than he was past out for a good four days... then again you never know!

Coyote ugly....

When you''d rather gnaw off your arm than risk waking the ugly girl you slept with.

I guess women have adopted it too. Hence, the movie. I was always under the impression it was a very male shauvanistic saying.

He may be tougher than me, but I got both my arms.

That''s nuts! I wonder how he cut through his bones? yuck.

At any rate, why do all the most ""experience and knowledgeable"" hikers always hike alone? Granted I''ve only hiked the peaks in New Hampshire, but the first thing you learn, or better yet is shoved down your throat is to never hike alone.

"Pulse" wrote:

That''s nuts! I wonder how he cut through his bones? yuck.

At any rate, why do all the most ""experience and knowledgeable"" hikers always hike alone? Granted I''ve only hiked the peaks in New Hampshire, but the first thing you learn, or better yet is shoved down your throat is to never hike alone.

Yeah, always take a buddy is the first rule of diving or most ocean sports for that mater but you can go to breakwater any day and see some fool going in or coming out alone...

Yeah I just read about that in the paper. I honestly don''t think that is something I could do. And not because I''m squemish over blood either, I work in an OR. That is a serious will to survive.