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Fatality on Longs' Keyhole Route

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Re: Fatality on Longs' Keyhole Route

Postby leafmiles » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:34 pm

he left behind a very impressive win record on the tennis courts

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Re: Fatality on Longs' Keyhole Route

Postby MountainHiker » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:38 pm

My condolences to Paul Nahon's family and friends.
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Re: Fatality on Longs' Keyhole Route

Postby 14erFred » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:57 pm

Deepest condolences to family and friends. May Paul rest in peace, and may his memory be a blessing forever.

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Re: Fatality on Longs' Keyhole Route

Postby Tortoise1 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:17 pm

zdero1 wrote:I'm confused about the OP's intent here as the edited post is strictly to inform us of the route being closed, yet the title presents something that should be in the accidents section.


It looks like it was only the title that was edited, i.e. updated.

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Re: Fatality on Longs' Keyhole Route

Postby Scotzman » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:51 pm

My prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Paul. Comfort and healing.
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Re: Fatality on Longs' Keyhole Route

Postby Faldron » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:10 pm

My thoughts and prayers go out to Paul's family and friends. Everyone be careful out there, it's been a tough year.

Re: Fatality on Longs' Keyhole Route

Postby forbins_mtn » Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:59 am

wow. way too young. my thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved. sounds like a very ssmart and talented kid. such a shame

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Re: Fatality on Longs' Keyhole Route

Postby letourneau41 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:55 am

RIP. Sad to hear.
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Re: Fatality on Longs' Keyhole Route

Postby Huskerdog » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:27 am

This is very sad. On Tues similar conditions....the Boulder field was icy and slick from 2 inches of snow that fell on Monday night. We turned around in the middle of the ledges area after the keyhole, when a bunch of folks that were coming down advised us to- due to trecherous snow in the trough. Longs is a beautiful yet dangerous mtn.
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Re: Fatality on Longs' Keyhole Route

Postby Steve Climber » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:34 am

This is horrible news. Thoughts go out to his family and friends. RIP Paul.
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Re: Fatality on Longs' Keyhole Route

Postby James Dziezynski » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:40 am

Longs is a serious mountain, this is dreadful news. My deep condolences to family and friends.

A few years back, friends and I were on the Keyhole route on the same date, Aug 15 (I think it was 2009). Between the time we topped out and began the descent, an icy sheen covered the homestretch and narrows and there was driving ice/snow. The storm came on rapidly and we just had to pick our way through it. I had been on the Keyhole route quite a few times so I was aware of where to be extra vigilant, but it was not a fun descent. It really gave me added respect for the mountain.
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Re: Fatality on Longs' Keyhole Route

Postby Presto » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:45 am

Very sad and my thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of this young person ... :cry: . Long's Peak is my favorite of all the 14ers, and I've climbed it many times ... even so, I never underestimate the seriousness of the endeavor.
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