Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby tmathews » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:16 pm

Tango2Hotel wrote:I use the Delorme In reach and have found it to be a very nice product. Although I have never used it in an emergency and pray I never have to. Got a link to that thread? I would very much like to have more confidence in this product, especially given the failure of the android interface.

I PM'd it to you.

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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby MonGoose » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:37 pm

I just wanted to convey my condolences to Lenny's entire family and personal friends. I climbed North and South Maroon on separate trips earlier this summer and while beautiful, they are very technical and challenging mountains. The rock is very loose and the route finding descending North Maroon Peak can be especially difficult due to the lack of an established trail. One challenge of doing the Bells traverse is that you must descend a different route (and mountain) than the one you ascended. I'm very sad to learn of the outcome.

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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby OBC13 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:43 pm

My prayers and encouragement to all Lenny's family and friends. May he rest in peace.

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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby Mountain Woman » Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:24 am

My condolences to Lenny's family. I am well familiar with that treacherous descent on N. Maroon Bell's. Kudos to the 14ers members who put their own desire to summit below the needs of others and descended Pyramid immediately to report the distress signals of the two who were found. We are a community.


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