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Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby I fall a lot » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:20 am

Here's to hoping for a safe return.

Hang in there....

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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby pkripper » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:26 am

Was there a vehicle found at the trailhead ?

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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby Rock-a-Fella » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:36 am

Yes, Lenny's rental car is in long term parking. Thanks for the thought

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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby tmathews » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:02 am

Here's an article in the Aspen Times. Looks like there's more information in this thread than they have right now. http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20120724/NEWS/120729951/1077&ParentProfile=1058

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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby BHallDDS » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:23 am

Hoping for a good outcome to this one. Yikes. The previous article link summed up:

- he missed his scheduled work shift on Saturday
- no one has seen or from him as of Monday afternoon
- his last contact was a Google Plus posting on Thursday AM of coordinates consistent with S. Maroon Peak
- they found his camp site at Crater Lake
- his rental car was located in the long-term rental lot
- he had told a friend that he was going hiking/climbing solo in the Aspen area.

Ugh, I have a sick feeling already. Good I hope he's fine.

Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby its_not_a_tuba » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:33 am

++++ vibes Lenny.
"Wilderness settles peace on the soul because it needs no help. It is beyond human contrivance." -- E.O. Wilson

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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby EatinHardtack » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:51 am

This past spring I ended up skiing with some Aspen Mountain Rescue guys and gals off of Independence Pass, awesome people and I know they are working hard on this. Positive Vibes to everyone up there, hoping for a good outcome.
"In our youths our hearts were touched with fire" - Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby FluffyBunny » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:56 am

Hoping for good news.

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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby sarag17 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:51 am

Apparently the search has been put on hold for other hikers. Is there anyone in CO that knows of an outside search team that could help?

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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby MtnClimber82 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:55 am

sarag17 wrote:Apparently the search has been put on hold for other hikers. Is there anyone in CO that knows of an outside search team that could help?

The Colorado Search and Rescue Board will put out a request for additional resources from surrounding agencies.

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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby sarag17 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:59 am

Ok, thank you.

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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby tmathews » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:08 am

MtnClimber82 wrote:
sarag17 wrote:Apparently the search has been put on hold for other hikers. Is there anyone in CO that knows of an outside search team that could help?

The Colorado Search and Rescue Board will put out a request for additional resources from surrounding agencies.


You might also consider purchasing a CORSAR Card in Lenny's name (if anyone has his personal info to include his home address and DOB). It's just $3.00 for a 1-year card and will allow Mountain Rescue Aspen and any additional SAR agencies responding to recoup some of the costs associated with the search operation (SAR members are all volunteers) from the state's general search and rescue fund.

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