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Fatality on Longs' Keyhole Route

Postby Doctor No » Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:20 pm

Just posted on RMNP's Facebook page:

The Keyhole Route on Longs Peak will be closed tomorrow for helicopter operations. ks


Interesting.
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Re: Longs Peak Keyhole Route - Closed Friday?

Postby GregMiller » Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:21 pm

EDIT - condolences to family and friends.
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Re: Longs Peak Keyhole Route - Closed Friday?

Postby Doctor No » Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:22 pm

No idea. I'd hate to operate on a helicopter, though - I get squeamish at the sight of blood.

I wonder where it's taking place, and what other routes are affected.

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Re: Longs Peak Keyhole Route - Closed Friday?

Postby GregMiller » Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:35 pm

EDIT - never mind, hope everyone comes out all right. :-(
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Re: Longs Peak Keyhole Route - Closed Friday?

Postby Doctor No » Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:50 pm

Newest update seems more ominous:

Expect temporary, short-term closures of the Homestretch & Narrows portions of the Keyhole Route tomorrow morning for helicopter rescue operations. ks

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Re: Longs Peak Keyhole Route - Closed Friday?

Postby bryantmdoyle » Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:51 pm

Expect temporary, short-term closures of the Homestretch & Narrows portions of the Keyhole Route tomorrow morning for helicopter rescue operations. ks (via twitter)

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Re: Longs Peak Keyhole Route - Closed Friday?

Postby Doctor No » Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:56 pm

If there are people up there in danger, the forecast doesn't look that bad, so I'm not sure why they'd wait until tomorrow.

Then again, I frequently come here to be educated, so perhaps there's a good reason.

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Re: Longs Peak Keyhole Route - Closed Friday?

Postby Doctor No » Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:24 pm

More (bad news):

Falling fatality on Longs Peak today; sections of the Keyhole Route may be temporarily closed tomorrow

http://www.nps.gov/romo/parknews/falling_fatality_on_longs_peak_in_rocky_mountain_national_park_august_15.htm

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Re: Fatality on Longs' Keyhole Route

Postby hilo21 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:33 pm

Awful news :( Deepest sympathy to his family.

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Re: Fatality on Longs' Keyhole Route

Postby thevagabond » Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:36 pm

Absolutely awful, may he RIP :(

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Re: Fatality on Longs' Keyhole Route

Postby tjerasdave » Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:13 pm

Sad to hear this, RIP.

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Re: Fatality on Longs' Keyhole Route

Postby rking007 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:43 pm

Dang, so sorry to hear this. Condolences to surviving friends and family. :(
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