Thursday, April 28, 2011

On "Heroism"

So, can I just say something? When I was down in the Subway and we were helping people out, I never thought that it would be such a big deal. Anthony was recording videos and I just figured, "Well, there's Anthony recording videos again." I didn't think that eventually this video would end up in front of the entire canyoneering community and that they'd all be watching them. Thus, I didn't think about the fact that I was saying some pretty dumb stuff. Luckily, I'm not ashamed of a thing that I said. In fact, I'm pretty pleased with most everything I said in that video. I'm also very glad that I'm wearing my awesome adventure clothes in the video, and a great big red hard hat. Anyway, if you want to watch an amazing video that's about twenty minutes long that has me saying dumb things, some great action, and only minimal amounts of swearing, go ahead and watch the video that I'm linking to here.

At any rate, my title was in quotation marks for a reason. I really don't feel like a hero. I just feel like I was doing what was required at the time. That's all any of us felt like, and continue to feel like. I don't really like being called a hero, because I feel like it's giving me too much credit. Sure, I feel like I deserve some credit, but I don't think that I deserve a lot of credit. Also, if you want to read the whole story, go ahead and follow this link here. I think it's awesome that Shane Burrows (one of the most respected canyoneers out there) put it on his website. Also, the fact that he called it "Escaping the Subway" is awesome as well. That's just a sweet name. Anyway, that's all I've got for this one. This is Captain Danger out.


  1. I watched the whole video. That was really neat! Way to be in the right place at the right time with the right skill. Do you think you'll ever see or hear from those people again?

  2. Well, I'm Facebook friends with one of them, and we have the email addresses of all of them, so probably, yeah.