Death on El Diente

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Re: Death on El Diente

Post by agui » Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:33 pm

Barry Raven wrote:R.I.P.

Helmets suggested on these San Juan 14ers.

Eolus
Sunlight
Wetterhorn
Sneffels
El Diente
Mt. Wilson
Wilson Peak

Helmets suggested on these other 14ers.

Elks - All of them

Sangres

Little Bear
Crestone Needle
Crestone
Kit Carson
Challenger Point

This does not guarantee anything though as a refrigerator sized rock will take out anyone in its path helmet or not.
+1
and I would add Mount Lindsey to this list (standard route)

R.I.P. another sad, sad day
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Re: Death on El Diente

Post by anasarca76 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:20 pm

RIP John.. :(
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Re: Death on El Diente

Post by BLong » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:21 pm

This is a true tragedy. Johnny was an experienced hiker / mountaineer. He was also a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who worked on hazard mitigation on a Guatemalan Volcano.

Another amazing, kind-hearted person lost to the mountains.

Rest in Peace Johnny.
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Re: Death on El Diente

Post by madeinus » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:30 pm

RIP Johnny. The number one thing thats scared me over the last 7 months is something happening to me and never getting a chance to meet my daughter. Thoughts go out to his wife and family
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Re: Death on El Diente

Post by sunny1 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:30 pm

This is a horrible tragedy.
My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family.
The shock of sudden loss is the worst.
I hope his wife has a supportive group of friends and family to help her through this.

I'm still in the muck as I'm not yet done processing Don's (PeakCowboy) accident on 9/18.
I am unable to respond to other forum topics surrounding tragic losses.
Every one is one too many.
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Re: Death on El Diente

Post by Duffus Kentucky Climber » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:45 pm

So sorry. Remember the family in prayer.
It looks like the ridge is just right up there!
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Re: Death on El Diente

Post by metalmountain » Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:05 pm

agui wrote:
Barry Raven wrote:R.I.P.

Helmets suggested on these San Juan 14ers.

Eolus
Sunlight
Wetterhorn
Sneffels
El Diente
Mt. Wilson
Wilson Peak

Helmets suggested on these other 14ers.

Elks - All of them

Sangres

Little Bear
Crestone Needle
Crestone
Kit Carson
Challenger Point

This does not guarantee anything though as a refrigerator sized rock will take out anyone in its path helmet or not.
+1
and I would add Mount Lindsey to this list (standard route)
I second this...I just went up Lindsey on Saturday. Before crossing over the ridge (before the gulley comes into view), I heard a massive rockslide. I was ready for the worst when I came over the ridge since I knew there were a couple people far enough ahead of us to already be in the gulley. Luckliy when I crested the ridge the couple were apparently above the slide when it went. It definitely sent chills down my spine though.

RIP, and my condolences to his family. As a father (as I'm sure everyone else) it breaks my heart to think about this.
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Re: Death on El Diente

Post by MtHurd » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:16 pm

metalmountain wrote:
agui wrote:
Barry Raven wrote:R.I.P.

Helmets suggested on these San Juan 14ers.

Eolus
Sunlight
Wetterhorn
Sneffels
El Diente
Mt. Wilson
Wilson Peak

Helmets suggested on these other 14ers.

Elks - All of them

Sangres

Little Bear
Crestone Needle
Crestone
Kit Carson
Challenger Point

This does not guarantee anything though as a refrigerator sized rock will take out anyone in its path helmet or not.
+1
and I would add Mount Lindsey to this list (standard route)
I second this...I just went up Lindsey on Saturday. Before crossing over the ridge (before the gulley comes into view), I heard a massive rockslide. I was ready for the worst when I came over the ridge since I knew there were a couple people far enough ahead of us to already be in the gulley. Luckliy when I crested the ridge the couple were apparently above the slide when it went. It definitely sent chills down my spine though.

RIP, and my condolences to his family. As a father (as I'm sure everyone else) it breaks my heart to think about this.
I agree, I just forgot about Lindsey. The standard route is nasty.
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Re: Death on El Diente

Post by cbauer10 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:23 pm

Nothing really new, except that the dog breed is different, but it made the Denver Post too.

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_16196657
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Re: Death on El Diente

Post by JA_son27 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:46 pm

May God help his family. RIP.
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Re: Death on El Diente

Post by Greg777 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:49 pm

bjohnson17 wrote:I echo mtgirl's statement.... How tragic is every death in the hills but to leave a wife and unborn child behind..... particularly sad indeed. Prayers to them..... May they find strength......
Praying for the family...what a sad story.
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Re: Death on El Diente

Post by hatidua » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:16 pm

Barry Raven wrote:R.I.P.

Helmets suggested on these San Juan 14ers.

Eolus
Sunlight
Wetterhorn
Sneffels
El Diente
Mt. Wilson
Wilson Peak

Helmets suggested on these other 14ers.

Elks - All of them

Sangres

Little Bear
Crestone Needle
Crestone
Kit Carson
Challenger Point

This does not guarantee anything though as a refrigerator sized rock will take out anyone in its path helmet or not.
Saw plenty of falling rocks (mostly small) today on Sneffels and only one helmet worn by any of the 12-18 people I saw. I was glad to have the helmet on.
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