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Another sad story

Postby mountainmanny » Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:14 pm

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Re: Another sad story

Postby 14erFred » Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:19 pm

May Sheryl rest in peace, and may her family and friends find strength and comfort during this time of loss.
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Re: Another sad story

Postby CorduroyCalves » Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:45 pm

Yikes! Too many deaths on the mountains we love.

RIP
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Re: Another sad story

Postby climbing_rob » Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:03 pm

I humbly request of you all, this one is very close to my heart as Sheryl was a good friend: Please avoid the Monday morning quarter-backing, at least for a while. If John wants to share the complete story, let him do so. I suspect he will not care to, probably precisely because of responses on this and other sites.

Sheryl was as full of life as just about any mountaineer I've know, and as skilled.

Rest in peace, dear Sheryl.

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Re: Another sad story

Postby big_red_pride » Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:12 pm

RIP. May her family and friends find peace.

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Re: Another sad story

Postby dave_navy_VA » Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:39 pm

She was apparently in the front lines of critical USFS work to manage those public lands for everyone to enjoy.

I envy anyone, especially a young person like this, that can stick to the biological sciences and also have an interesting and positive career in the outdoors.

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Re: Another sad story

Postby Cthulhu 2008 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:41 pm

Rest in peace Sheryl. She was an amazing person. We'll miss you always.
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Re: Another sad story

Postby mtgirl » Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:53 pm

My thoughts are with her boyfriend, family, and friends. May she rest in peace. And may those close to her find peace in the future. So sad... :(
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Re: Another sad story

Postby CO Native » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:21 pm

Is anyone familiar with "the hole" they are referring to in the article? I'm confused as to what it actually is as they used a dry suit to explore it and conditions below the snow were too harsh. Is it just due to melting above flowing into this hole that they need to wear a suit right now and they're just waiting for colder weather to stabilize it all?
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Re: Another sad story

Postby crossfitter » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:52 pm

CO Native wrote:Is anyone familiar with "the hole" they are referring to in the article? I'm confused as to what it actually is as they used a dry suit to explore it and conditions below the snow were too harsh. Is it just due to melting above flowing into this hole that they need to wear a suit right now and they're just waiting for colder weather to stabilize it all?


Looks like it might be similar to the rescue posted in this blog:

http://mtbakerclimbing.blogspot.com/
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Re: Another sad story

Postby jimlup » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:11 pm

CO Native wrote:Is anyone familiar with "the hole" they are referring to in the article? I'm confused as to what it actually is as they used a dry suit to explore it and conditions below the snow were too harsh. Is it just due to melting above flowing into this hole that they need to wear a suit right now and they're just waiting for colder weather to stabilize it all?

Remember Baker is a volcano. My guess is that it a inactive vent shaft. I won't speculate about retrieval. I think at this point I'd rather leave that to SAR and the family. My Avatar picture is from full up Crevasse rescue practice on Baker. When we were there two years ago, it was pretty warm and there was a lot of melt. Yeah, I'd expect they would need a dry suit in a hole on Baker this time of year. The North Cascades (Mt. Baker) gets more snow than any other area in the lower 48.

RIP Sheryl. I reeling this season and while I didn't know Sheryl, I've known someone who was lost this year. Honestly, it makes me re-evaluate my position in the sport.
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Re: Another sad story

Postby rking007 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:34 pm

Truly sad. Peace to your family and boyfriend. :(
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