Missing Climber on Longs Peak, May 13 2024

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14erFred
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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak, May 13 2024

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Prayers for comfort and strength for Lucas’s family and friends. May he rest in peace forever, and may his memory always be a blessing.
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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak, May 13 2024

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I summited Longs on Friday, and one thing struck me on the Homestretch: there had been a single set of tracks leading all the way from the Keyhole, then a second set coming a short way down from the summit.

So it seems that he initially started heading back via the Keyhole, then decided that shortcutting down to Chasm Lake was a quicker/safer option given weather conditions.
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