Never leave home with out it

I am a big promoter of wearing helmets while out playing hard. Climbing is no exception, so when I was up on Mt.Olympus last year doing a multi-pitch of the north west face I was reminded why I wear a helmet. While descending the far right ridge I was last inline and pulling the rappel rope. As always keeping an eye on any loose rock the rope might pull down. I retrieved the rope, coiled it and began moving down to catch up with the group. About a dozen or more steps into the decent I felt a HUGE blow to the back of my head just at the brim of the helmet. It was a baseball size rock that had come loose at some point and fell 200+ feet, it almost knocked me off my feet due to the speed at which it was traveling. My helmet saved me that day and I am most thankful for my glorious brain bucket.


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