Mt Whitney fatality early November

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Re: Mt Whitney fatality early November

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

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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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Re: Mt Whitney fatality early November

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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.
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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.
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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

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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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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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