Chairlift rescue story from hero Mickey Wilson (column) | SummitDaily.com:
"Twenty-eight-year-old Mickey Wilson already had an impressive resume Wednesday morning when he headed to Arapahoe Basin Ski Area to ski the deep powder.
By noon, he would — reluctantly — add “hero” to a list of scholarly and athletic accomplishments.
Thousands of Facebook video views, amplified by national television news, metro and local dailies’ coverages, tell of Mickey’s lifesaving efforts on the Lenawee Lift in which his friend had become entangled, being literally strangled unconscious by his own backpack strap.
...after graduating from Durango High School, went onto to be a top scholar at the Colorado School of Mines, and in recent years has become one of the world’s best pro slackliners, a form of aerial dare-deviling.
He is also a part-time ski instructor at A-Basin, but was not working Wednesday.
This is Mickey’s take on the day’s events shared on his Facebook page:
“Today, I saved someone’s life..."