Fatality on Longs' Keyhole Route

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Re: Fatality on Longs' Keyhole Route

Postby MonGoose » Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:00 pm

I'm saddened to hear of this news. My condolences to the young man's family and friends.
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Re: Fatality on Longs' Keyhole Route

Postby matthewbe » Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:08 pm

Deepest condolences to the family and friends of this young man. Very sad day.
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Re: Fatality on Longs' Keyhole Route

Postby ameristrat » Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:15 pm

Prayers for his family and friends - so sad to hear.
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Re: Fatality on Longs' Keyhole Route

Postby jchapell » Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:26 pm

Wow. Horribly sad.
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Re: Longs Peak Keyhole Route - Closed Friday?

Postby zdero1 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:52 pm

Sincere condolences to the family and friends of this fallen climber. In the mountains, we're all family and we remember those who have passed with each summit we gain.

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Re: Fatality on Longs' Keyhole Route

Postby zdero1 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:58 pm

I think it would be prudent at this point to establish both a condolences thread and an analysis (speculation) thread to differentiate these comments, as this is in the Information category and not in the memorial/accident categories. I'm confused about the OP's intent here as the edited post is strictly to inform us of the route being closed, yet the title presents something that should be in the accidents section.
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Re: Fatality on Longs' Keyhole Route

Postby d_baker » Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:58 pm

zero, I think he posted when there were no details other than the route was closed.

Condolences to friends, family, and climbing partners.
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Re: Fatality on Longs' Keyhole Route

Postby Shammy » Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:24 pm

Very sorry to hear this, it's been such a tough year... I wish peace to his loved ones.
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Re: Fatality on Longs' Keyhole Route

Postby Fisching » Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:28 pm

d_baker wrote:zero, I think he posted when there were no details other than the route was closed.


Baker's right.

I'm so sorry to hear about the death despite the immediate response of park personnel. Condolences to his family
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Re: Fatality on Longs' Keyhole Route

Postby Mountainspirit » Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:36 pm

Grace & peace to family, friends, and all involved
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Re: Fatality on Longs' Keyhole Route

Postby thebeave7 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:15 pm

Just saw someone post this to the 14ers.com facebook page, very sad indeed.
http://www.news-leader.com/article/20130815/NEWS01/308150131/Paul-Nahon

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Re: Fatality on Longs' Keyhole Route

Postby Doctor No » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:28 pm

Seemed like a good guy. :(

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