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Postby JEyez » Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:16 pm

*edited title of thread at the request of a 14ers member to reflect the name of the deceased. Again, condolences to the family. WyomingBob was a personal inspiration...

May the family find peace knowing WyomingBob passed in a beautiful part of the country doing what he loved to do.

http://durangoherald.com/article/20130711/NEWS01/130719941//article/20130711/NEWS01/130719941/Hiker-falls-to-death--
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Re: Jagged Mountain Accident

Postby mtgirl » Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:44 pm

Wishing the climber's family and friends peace during their time of sorrow. :cry:
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Re: Jagged Mountain Accident

Postby MountainSlayer » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:09 am

Jagged Mountain must take tremendous courage to attempt. May his friends and family rest easy knowing that.
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Re: Jagged Mountain Accident

Postby MonGoose » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:10 am

I'm very saddened to learn of this news.

From the article: "A climber fell 230 feet to his death about this time last year near the top of Windom Peak, one of three fourteeners that make up the upper portion of Chicago Basin."

I was in Chicago Basin last year when this occurred. We watched from the summit of Mt Eolus as search and rescue evacuated his body by helicopter off of Mt Windom and out of the basin. It was very sobering to watch.
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Re: Jagged Mountain Accident

Postby Coxie2210 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:51 pm

What classification is this mtn? The man who died is from Cheyenne, WY and was an attorney. Some of his family who attended my high school were asking me and I told them I would look into it.
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Re: Jagged Mountain Accident

Postby Mtnman200 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:12 pm

Jagged Mtn is one of the two hardest of the 100 highest peaks in Colorado. Lots of route finding and a couple of lower 5th class moves required. It's also got a fair amount of exposure in places. Definitely not an easy peak to climb. I would not want to get caught in bad weather on Jagged Mtn.
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Re: Jagged Mountain Accident

Postby Kent McLemore » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:03 pm

Coxie2210 wrote:What classification is this mtn? The man who died is from Cheyenne, WY and was an attorney. Some of his family who attended my high school were asking me and I told them I would look into it.

Roach: 5.0-5.2
Matt Lemke's summitpost page: 5.2
The YDS, though, does not reflect the commitment and exposure of the climb. I've only hiked to the base and looked at it from both sides. My respect to anyone who attempts it.
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Re: Jagged Mountain Accident

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:30 pm

Holy cow. This sport is so dangerous. (Beginning to re-evaluate my own good fortune on this stuff to date.)

Condolences to family and friends of the deceased.
May you find peace in knowing how much all of us love climbing these mountains, and how we have received a spiritual calling to be here, consequences notwithstanding.

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Re: Jagged Mountain Accident

Postby Hungry Jack » Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:17 am

That mountain looks fascinating, and fraught with peril. I'd feel much more comfortable studying it from the summit of Eolus, Windom, or Sunlight than experiencing it firsthand.
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Re: Jagged Mountain Accident

Postby cftbq » Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:35 am

Dancesatmoonrise wrote:Holy cow. This sport is so dangerous. (Beginning to re-evaluate my own good fortune on this stuff to date.) [-o<


It's always sad to lose one of our strange club. Certainly I wish strength and peace to the family and friends left behind.
But the truth is, our chosen activity is no more dangerous than life in general. I feel safer in the mountains than I do on the city streets. We all beef up our "good fortune" with clear-headed thinking.
I have been to the mountaintop, and I have seen the force
and the power that animates the universe. That may not
match up with your anthropomorphic or teleological idea of
what "god" is, but it's good enough for me.
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Re: Jagged Mountain Accident

Postby DArcyS » Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:57 pm

The person involved has now been identified through the media as Howard Scotland.

http://www.durangoherald.com/article/20130712/NEWS01/130719838/Hiker-who-fell-300-feet-to-his-death-identified-

My condolences to his friends and family.
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Re: Jagged Mountain Accident

Postby Johnson » Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:34 pm

My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

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