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Young man dies on Longs, another rescued.

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Young man dies on Longs, another rescued.

Postby Greenfin » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:56 pm


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Re: Young man dies on Longs, another rescued.

Postby Fisching » Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:49 pm

Thank you for posting the article. There is a memorial thread for Mr. Nahon here: http://14ers.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=41193
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Re: Young man dies on Longs, another rescued.

Postby edhaman » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:19 pm

So should this become the "accident information and analysis" thread?

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Re: Young man dies on Longs, another rescued.

Postby Greenfin » Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:11 pm

Fisching wrote:Thank you for posting the article. There is a memorial thread for Mr. Nahon here: http://14ers.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=41193


I'm quite a newbie around here for not finding that thread.

Last summer I spent a week in Colorado climbing 14ers, and learned of a fatality that week from other climbers. I was in Colorado again last week to climb, but didn't hear of any accidents. I was checking this forum today hoping there weren't any serious accidents last week. I saw nothing here but was disappointed to find the article about Mr. Nahon.

It is sobering that this happened to an athletic young man.

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Re: Young man dies on Longs, another rescued.

Postby djkest » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:08 am

I don't understand. The other thread is from 8/15 and yet this (Estes Park website) says Mr. Nahon fell on 8/18. Is that just an error in the news story?
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Re: Young man dies on Longs, another rescued.

Postby JonW » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:10 am

djkest wrote:I don't understand. The other thread is from 8/15 and yet this (Estes Park website) says Mr. Nahon fell on 8/18. Is that just an error in the news story?


Yes, that is a typo. He fell on Thursday, 8/15.

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