So spare a thought or two for this hiker, whose bad day turned even worse when the helicopter basket she was rescued in started spinning uncontrollably.
Authorities say the woman was left feeling "nauseous and dizzy" but thankfully suffered "no ill effects from the spin".
Eventually the rescue helicopter's flight slowed the spinning enough to allow the woman to be brought up into the cabin.
The woman suffered nausea and dizziness and was transported to a trauma center with no serious injuries.
According to Apolinar, the Phoenix Fire Department has done 210 hoist rescues from mountains in the last six years, and this is the second time a crew has had a spinning patient.More news: Military massacres protesters in Sudan
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"It's something that occurs every now and then and we're trained to deal with it", said Paul Apolinar, the Phoenix Police Air Unit's lead pilot.
The spinning was clearly a problem, beginning as rotor wash from the rescue chopper set the stretcher whirling. The video has (for obvious reasons) since gone viral on Twitter and on Facebook, with a lot of people anxious about the woman's health post-rescue.
Despite the spinning, the fire department stood by their decision to use the helicopter. She began experiencing disorientation and couldn't walk.
Phoenix Fire Department official held a news conference on Tuesday afternoon to help the public understand what happened. I hope she is ok. "In that time, we know of [a similar situation] happening twice".
"It's not something that happens very often, but sometimes it just does".