On October 11, Quinn was climbing the Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite with her friend Josie. Just under halfway done, Quinn took a big fall while completing a section known as the Boot Flake. She fell approximately 100 feet and struck a two-foot wide protruding section of rock known as Texas Flake, and then fell into some boulders at the base of the flake. Josie is an experienced technical rescue professional with extensive back country medicine experience, and immediately notified Yosemite Search and Rescue. A helicopter rescue was performed within three hours of the accident.
Thankfully she has no brain damage, but she is facing a severe spinal injury that will entail a prolonged recovery as well as complex transportation issues as this occurred far from home.
If you prefer to do a direct donation that will avoid the small surcharge that youcaring.com takes, please contact her brother at [email protected] and he will pass along Quinn's paypal information.
Our fundraising goal is based on the current known out of pocket expenses, but it is probable that it will increase once we know more about her long term care plan and associated expenses.