Another climber dies in RMNP

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Another climber dies in RMNP

Postby wildlobo71 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:16 pm

I just saw this on the news. Prayers my friends.
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Re: Another climber dies in RMNP

Postby Doctor No » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:38 pm

RIP. :(

Not a good year for climbers.

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Re: Another climber dies in RMNP

Postby shadez » Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:23 am

RIP - My prayers and sincerest condolences to his family and friends

Stay safe out there
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Re: Another climber dies in RMNP

Postby centrifuge » Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:25 am

Rest in Peace, my thoughts go out to his family and his partners that were on the glacier as well as the rangers who went out to help. I cant imagine being stranded like that unable to help at all after my partner fell. :(
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Re: Another climber dies in RMNP

Postby unclegar » Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:44 am

My thoughts and prayers go out for the family and friends. I'm very sorry for your loss.
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Re: Another climber dies in RMNP

Postby Mountainspirit » Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:32 am

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Re: Another climber dies in RMNP

Postby Johnson » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:05 am

Once again lifting up prayers to those left behind. Even though at this time we don't know who is involved, we know it's a fellow climber. RIP. +1 on Trevor's thoughts.
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Re: Another climber dies in RMNP

Postby matthewbe » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:15 am

Deepest sympathies! Rough year indeed, everyone be safe out there!
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Re: Another climber dies in RMNP

Postby Mark A Steiner » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:31 am

Am very sorry to hear of another loss to the hiking and climbing community. May his friends and family find comfort in the midst of this tragedy. Prayers to him and them from this end.
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Re: Another climber dies in RMNP

Postby cbauer10 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:22 am

I saw this on the news this morning too. They said that James had the ropes with him too and his friends were stranded and had to be rescued. Must have been a terrible ordeal for everyone. I am sorry to hear of this tragedy and my thought go out to his family and friends.

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Re: Another climber dies in RMNP

Postby Presto » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:54 am

:cry: So sad. My prayers go out to the family and friends.

The situation of the stranded climbers brings to mind a somber story. Many years ago, I worked for a company and they had an employee whose father, Blake Hiester, had been a good technical climber. When my co-worker and his brother were younger, their father (Blake) was leading them up the east face of Long's Peak (this was in 1966). Blake, the father, was leading and had stopped and had the two sons tie in while he went on ahead to scope out the route. He slipped on the notch chimney route and fell to his death in front of his sons (they were subsequently rescued from the east face).
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Re: Another climber dies in RMNP

Postby MountainHiker » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:42 am

My condolences to James’s family and friends.
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