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Missing hiker on Mt Bierstadt/ Mt Evans

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Re: Missing hiker on Mt Bierstadt/ Mt Evans

Postby susanjoypaul » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:25 pm

CBS Denver is reporting the same... so sad and not at all what any of us wanted to hear.

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Re: Missing hiker on Mt Bierstadt/ Mt Evans

Postby Alpine Rescue Team » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:27 pm

On behalf of the Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office, the Alpine Rescue Team and the other mountain rescuers from Boulder, Summit, Douglas and Arapahoe counties, we are sad to pass on the news that our missing hiker was located this afternoon at the bottom of the Sawtooth Ridge on the west side and had taken a fatal fall. We also need to thank Flight for Life and the National Guard for their assistance in the air search that began last night and continued today.

At this time there are no other details except that the recovery has been completed and additional information may be released by the Sheriff's Office at a later time.

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Re: Missing hiker on Mt Bierstadt/ Mt Evans

Postby SilverLynx » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:50 pm

This is awful. I'm so sad to hear about yet another death on the Sawtooth... The Sawtooth is a fun and exciting climb but I could totally see how bad weather could make this into a dangerous nightmare. :cry: My heart goes out to this man's wife.
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Re: Missing hiker on Mt Bierstadt/ Mt Evans

Postby rking007 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:06 pm

Damn it... just damn it. So sorry.
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Re: Missing hiker on Mt Bierstadt/ Mt Evans

Postby EatinHardtack » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:09 pm

Very sad. RIP to the climber. I feel for his family and friends.

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Re: Missing hiker on Mt Bierstadt/ Mt Evans

Postby djkest » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:26 pm

I was very saddened to hear this. May the Lord grant peace and comfort to his family and friends in this difficult time.
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Re: Missing hiker on Mt Bierstadt/ Mt Evans

Postby Hungry Jack » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:35 pm

Awful news. Prayers for his family.

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Re: Missing hiker on Mt Bierstadt/ Mt Evans

Postby 14erFred » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:45 pm

May Clint rest in peace, and may his family and friends find strength and comfort during this difficult time.

Re: Missing hiker on Mt Bierstadt/ Mt Evans

Postby forbins_mtn » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:49 pm

ugh. painful news. RIP Clint.

Re: Missing hiker on Mt Bierstadt/ Mt Evans

Postby its_not_a_tuba » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:51 pm

very sad news. I hope this thread is able to stay dignified and everyone can avoid the unnecessary speculation.
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Re: Missing hiker on Mt Bierstadt/ Mt Evans

Postby Doctor No » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:53 pm

Sad news. RIP, Clint. :(

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Re: Missing hiker on Mt Bierstadt/ Mt Evans

Postby summitstep » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:55 pm

prayers and condolences to clint's family and wife. may God give them comfort and may Clint climb high forever!
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