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PODCAST: Alone With a Compound Fracture

When a boulder snaps his leg on a California mountain, Gregg Hein finds himself in a fight for his life.

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After two years away from the trail, Gregg Hein was ready to reconnect with the backcountry on a solo backpacking trip through Kings Canyon National Park. But when a heavy boulder left three inches of bone sticking out of his leg, his adventure turned into something very different. 

In this week’s episode of Out Alive, we explore what it takes to survive alone with a horrific injury. Listen below, subscribe on iTunes or Spotify, or read Gregg’s story in his own words.