Broke My Arm By Falling 5 Meters

Rock Climbing Accident – Broke My Arm

by Ben Atkinson

I was climbing on an indoor overhang which was under the 4.5m point where the BMC say you can climb without a harness. I reached up to grab a hold which was particularly greasy for an unknown reason so my hand slipped out and I fell the 4.5m and hit the ground on my front and my helmet hit my left arm, breaking both bones and leaving my forearm at approx. a 150 degree angle.

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