Mt Whitney fatality early November

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Re: Mt Whitney fatality early November

Post by Mtnman200 » Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:55 am

SephTR wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:05 am
maybe she should have brought some more hand warmers.
STFU, troll.
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Re: Mt Whitney fatality early November

Post by Rollie Free » Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:34 am

SephTR wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:05 am
Scott P wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:29 pm

In this case at least, it sounds like she went for a run and slipped on the ice near the trailhead. That could happen to anyone. She was well below timberline and not making a summit attempt. She then crawled under a log to wait for help. She survived two days alone and injured before she succumbed.

Anyway, RIP Cassandra.
maybe she should have brought some more hand warmers.

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I know you are amusing yourself but take stock in this. I know we are detached because it comes to us as a story but it is a real event. Someone suffered mightily and left behind loved ones that are hurting very much.
Your insensitive and mean spirited comments may also be triggering feelings others on this forum have who've been through similar experiences. You may feel you are shooting bullets outwardly but you are also poisoning your own psyche and soul. This feeds something inside of you that gives temporal pleasure but will lead to misery long term. Dont engage in it for your own sake. When it's all over do you really want this on your resume? Think about it, repent, then ask for forgiveness.
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Re: Mt Whitney fatality early November

Post by Trotter » Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:49 pm

SephTR wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:05 am
Scott P wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:29 pm

In this case at least, it sounds like she went for a run and slipped on the ice near the trailhead. That could happen to anyone. She was well below timberline and not making a summit attempt. She then crawled under a log to wait for help. She survived two days alone and injured before she succumbed.

Anyway, RIP Cassandra.
maybe she should have brought some more hand warmers.
And hes clearly a troll. Ignore him
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Re: Mt Whitney fatality early November

Post by Wildernessjane » Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:48 pm

Trotter wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:49 pm
SephTR wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:05 am
Scott P wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:29 pm

In this case at least, it sounds like she went for a run and slipped on the ice near the trailhead. That could happen to anyone. She was well below timberline and not making a summit attempt. She then crawled under a log to wait for help. She survived two days alone and injured before she succumbed.

Anyway, RIP Cassandra.
maybe she should have brought some more hand warmers.
And hes clearly a troll. Ignore him
And karma has a way of coming back around.
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Re: Mt Whitney fatality early November

Post by mtnkub » Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:15 pm

Wildernessjane wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:48 pm
Trotter wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:49 pm
SephTR wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:05 am


maybe she should have brought some more hand warmers.
And hes clearly a troll. Ignore him
And karma has a way of coming back around.
And probably karma already did come back around.
(At least i wouldn't want to be in a mindset to be writing something like that).
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Re: Mt Whitney fatality early November

Post by mtn_nut » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:31 pm

SephTR wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:46 pm
Oh nothing big. Just the white mountain peak forteener of the eastern Sierra.
You mean the only California 14ers that requires ZERO technical skills and people mountain bike up the maintenance road to the summit because it's so easy...

As its already been pointed out, its not actually part of the Sierras either.
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Re: Mt Whitney fatality early November

Post by Candace66 » Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:00 pm

RIP Cassandra.

But...I sure wish we could get better info from the media about climbing accidents. #-o Even the post on the Mt Whitney forum appears to be speculation, not facts about this incident.

SephTR wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:46 pm
Oh nothing big. Just the white mountain peak forteener of the eastern Sierra.
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Re: Mt Whitney fatality early November

Post by SephTR » Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:54 am

Candace66 wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:00 pm
RIP Cassandra.

But...I sure wish we could get better info from the media about climbing accidents. #-o Even the post on the Mt Whitney forum appears to be speculation, not facts about this incident.

SephTR wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:46 pm
Oh nothing big. Just the white mountain peak forteener of the eastern Sierra.
Don't forget to log it on LOJ! https://listsofjohn.com/m/SephTR
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Re: Mt Whitney fatality early November

Post by CaptCO » Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:32 am

SephTR wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:54 am
Candace66 wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:00 pm
RIP Cassandra.

But...I sure wish we could get better info from the media about climbing accidents. #-o Even the post on the Mt Whitney forum appears to be speculation, not facts about this incident.

SephTR wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:46 pm
Oh nothing big. Just the white mountain peak forteener of the eastern Sierra.
Don't forget to log it on LOJ! https://listsofjohn.com/m/SephTR
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Re: Mt Whitney fatality early November

Post by IntrepidXJ » Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:40 am

CaptCO wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:32 am
A website that helps people feel relevant in a small community I think
I am certainly not relevant, but LOJ is a nice easy way for me to keep track of my summits for myself.
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Re: Mt Whitney fatality early November

Post by CaptCO » Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:43 am

IntrepidXJ wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:40 am
CaptCO wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:32 am
A website that helps people feel relevant in a small community I think
I am certainly not relevant, but LOJ is a nice easy way for me to keep track of my summits for myself.
Am I the only one who thinks LoJ is more outdated than Windows 98’
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Re: Mt Whitney fatality early November

Post by Scott P » Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:54 am

CaptCO wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:43 am
Am I the only one who thinks LoJ is more outdated than Windows 98’
Probably.

There is no other site like it. I contains ever named peak and ranked peak in the US, plus every peak mentioned in a guidebook. These are complete with maps, land ownership status, etc.
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