maroon bells rescue

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maroon bells rescue

Post by dpage » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:45 pm

Two skiers rescued from Maroon Bells - http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_25890 ... roon-bells" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: maroon bells rescue

Post by AndyJB444 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:59 pm

Were they wearing tennis shoes?
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Re: maroon bells rescue

Post by EatinHardtack » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:02 pm

This was a member of the forum. Please do not divulge any names yet out of respect.
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Re: maroon bells rescue

Post by MountainHiker » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:08 pm

I'm glad this wasn't more serious. Thanks to Pitkin County and Mountain Rescue Aspen.
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Re: maroon bells rescue

Post by --bb-- » Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:45 pm

glad everyone is ok!
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Re: maroon bells rescue

Post by tlongpine » Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:06 pm

EatinHardtack wrote:This was a member of the forum. Please do not divulge any names yet out of respect.
Of course, had it been a stranger you should feel free to say whatever half-baked judgmental non-sense you want. Right?
I am unable to walk away from the mountain without climbing it. An unclimbed mountain tugs at my consciousness with the eternal weight of time itself. Until I've pressed my face into it's alpine winds, hugged it's ancient granite walls, and put it's weathered summit beneath my heal I'm unable to resist it's attraction.Knowing nature gives the mountain more time than she gives us adds urgency to the obsession. As has been said before; the mountain doesn't care.

It can wait forever. I cannot.
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Re: maroon bells rescue

Post by John Landers » Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:32 pm

tlongpine wrote:
EatinHardtack wrote:This was a member of the forum. Please do not divulge any names yet out of respect.
Of course, had it been a stranger you should feel free to say whatever half-baked judgmental non-sense you want. Right?
Big difference in divulging names shortly after an incident potentially prior to family being notified, whether they are 14ers.com members or not, and passing judgment about some unidentified person. Some may find both disagreeable, but they are an apples and oranges in comparison.
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Re: maroon bells rescue

Post by ameristrat » Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:13 pm

Circumstances and identities aside, this sounds like a clean rescue operation. Outstanding work as always by SAR, and a blessing that the news is good! Anytime I see "Rescue" and "Maroon Bells" in the same line, my stomach drops.
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Re: maroon bells rescue

Post by OnyourLeft » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:19 am

Do we know what model of PLB they used?
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Re: maroon bells rescue

Post by DoctorBreaks » Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:00 am

Just glad to hear they are ok. A friend of mine is planning to do The Bells as his first 14er. Crazy guy.
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Re: maroon bells rescue

Post by Roald » Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:41 am

tlongpine wrote:
EatinHardtack wrote:This was a member of the forum. Please do not divulge any names yet out of respect.
Of course, had it been a stranger you should feel free to say whatever half-baked judgmental non-sense you want. Right?
I will not even bother with the rest of this thread if there aren't going to be any judgmental statements made about skills, equipment, or mental logic. What a buzz-kill.
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Roald, in that one sentence you managed to demonstrate that A) you're an idiot and B) you're a hypocrite, and a perfect example of the cause of the modern-day problems in this country.
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Re: maroon bells rescue

Post by DoctorBreaks » Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:44 am

Roald wrote:
tlongpine wrote:
EatinHardtack wrote:This was a member of the forum. Please do not divulge any names yet out of respect.
Of course, had it been a stranger you should feel free to say whatever half-baked judgmental non-sense you want. Right?
I will not even bother with the rest of this thread if there aren't going to be any judgmental statements made about skills, equipment, or mental logic. What a buzz-kill.
Yeah it's always good to hear about what happened to others, not because what happened was good, but because everything in life can teach us lessons.
"Mountains are not Stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion."

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Be humble enough to respect the mountain, but confident enough to climb it.


Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.
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