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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    'Shock and agony': Dangerous airlift rescue for injured explorer Bear Grylls after Antarctic fall
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ured-explorer-Bear-Grylls-Antarctic-fall.html
    By Laura Collins
    Last updated at 3:06 PM on 07th December 2008

    Daredevil SAS man-turned-explorer Bear Grylls was being airlifted to the UK after being badly injured while on an independent expedition in Antarctica.

    The 34-year-old adventurer broke his shoulder in a life-threatening fall and was said to be in ‘shock and agony’ from a serious fracture which left the bone protruding from his body.

    The accident happened at 11pm British time on Friday, and Bear’s insurance company arranged for his evacuation by air ambulance for urgent medical treatment, at an estimated cost of £60,000.

    Bear was injured during the making of his latest daredevil documentary, a bid to scale an unnamed mountain after travelling across the Antarctic on jet-skis, a wind-powered kite-ski and an electric-powered para-glider.

    The aim of the expedition, which was not part of filming for the Discovery Channel, was to promote alternative energy and bioethanol as a source of power, as well as raising funds for the children’s charity Global Angels.

    If successful, Bear and his team of four had planned to name the 9,000ft peak. But it is uncertain if the bid will now be possible, though Bear is reportedly determined to return to Antarctica.

    The airlift operation itself was fraught with danger as it meant flying into hostile conditions with temperatures plummeting to -35C and a landscape of 1,000ft ice cliffs with 700 miles of high altitude plateau.
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    Got to be careful on those slippery Holiday Inn steps :mamoru: Anyone who uses info from his show to actually try to survive will end up worse off then that.

    Les > *
     
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    Finally SOMETHING put that mother fucker in his place. I hate that guy. Les is WAY better than Bear.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I wonder when the video will leak.
     
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    it was for charity. get off your high horse...

    all the les vs. grylls bs is ridiculous.

    who gives a fuck. they're both tv personalities. and if you're stupid enough to get advice from people who get paid to entertain, you deserve to freeze to death in the wilderness.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    You really should be from Australia. :hsugh:
     
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    wtf does that mean?
     
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    Except for the fact that both of them have put out good advice.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    That your posts are extremely similar to the wastes of space that come through here every so often from that continent. :nuts:
     
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    search my posts, jackass.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Maybe I was thinking of someone else.....I'm pretty fucking hungover. Sorry bout that.
     
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    :ugh::ugh::ugh::ugh::ugh::ugh:
     
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    :werd:

    I used to laugh at Les when his first season hit, but now I give him a ton more credit for going at it all by himself. Not to mention he's actually been showing more informative shit now and I don't have to laugh at him so much
     
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    KNYTE I'm Not Kidding.

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    Good god, Al Gore was right!
     
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    Bear > Les

    Unless you like listening to a whiny, woe-is-me, but at least I have my harmonic, biaaaaaaaatch
     
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    this past season wasn't really like that anymore
     
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    Bear Grylls is such a faggot. Half the shit he does on that show won't even help you in a survival situation, and will just put you in even more danger than you were in before.
     
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    Oh Les is busy playing his harmonica in his tent like he has been for the past 6 days waiting for his crew to come get him.
     
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    Where's you HOTEL NOW BEAR?!


    Seriously though, that sucks for him.



    oh and les>>>bear
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    That really sucks, I know he takes a lot of flack but he's pretty entertaining and interesting to watch sometimes. I have a lot of empathy for him because I was in a similar situation, broke my arm double compound fracture in the middle of nowhere. Started bleeding out and panicking thinking I might go into shock at any moment. I slung my arm up w/ the bottom of my hoodie and hiked the 2 miles out of the woods to the road where I got reception and called my buddy that was 30 mins away (hospital is an hour away so ambulance wasn't the best option). All in all I think it was almost 3 hours from the time I broke my arm until the time I was in the hospital. It's scary shit though because shock can make a seemingly minor injury deadly. :sad2: Seen it happen.
     
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    I wonder how far he fell?
     
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    holy crap man. glad you're okay. that's friggin' insane
     

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