2 Injured and one death Sunday in two incidents on Granite Peak in Montanna

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2 Injured and one death Sunday in two incidents on Granite Peak in Montanna

Post by Alpinefroggy » Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:02 pm

https://www.kbzk.com/news/montana-news/ ... zHOdHgkyKs

Limited details.

Hopefully the injured recover and the passed rest easy.

As always be careful out there and not just on Colorado mountains.
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Re: 2 Injured and one death Sunday in two incidents on Granite Peak in Montanna

Post by Wildernessjane » Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:51 pm

“Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.” -David McCullough?
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Re: 2 Injured and one death Sunday in two incidents on Granite Peak in Montanna

Post by timisimaginary » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:53 am

The rescue operation Sunday relied on the helicopter piloting skills of Mark Duffy of Central Copters, who flew all seven short haul rescues Sunday morning before attending the afternoon funeral of his son Tom Duffy.
amazing.
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Re: 2 Injured and one death Sunday in two incidents on Granite Peak in Montanna

Post by bdloftin77 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:21 pm

timisimaginary wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:53 am
The rescue operation Sunday relied on the helicopter piloting skills of Mark Duffy of Central Copters, who flew all seven short haul rescues Sunday morning before attending the afternoon funeral of his son Tom Duffy.
amazing.
Thank goodness for rescue teams! Incredible.
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Re: 2 Injured and one death Sunday in two incidents on Granite Peak in Montanna

Post by mtn_nut » Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:26 pm

Last year about this same time there was a death of a Minnesota man on Granite Peak. It would be a much more deadly mountain if it was more popular like a CO 14er.
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Re: 2 Injured and one death Sunday in two incidents on Granite Peak in Montanna

Post by The Android » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:57 pm

Yes, obviously extremely sad incidents.

I cannot speak to the snow bridge incident, but second incident took the life of an extremely well-known and competent East Idaho climber. Apparently their rappel anchor (a very large boulder as I understand), broke loose taking Kevin's life. Kevin was with his brothers and father at the time of the accident.

Kevin was considered a pioneer of climbing in the Lost River Range:
https://www.idahoaclimbingguide.com/con ... ibk05z2Hqk
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