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Postby McCannster » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:58 am

Hoping somebody can get to Tom ASAP if he's still up by the summit.
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Postby graham » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:28 am

Hoping for the best and sending positive vibes. Hang in there guys!
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Postby Dragger » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:34 am

Been traveling the last week or so and completely missed this until now. Sheesh, seems like just a few days ago Mark was over at Sam's giving a slide show talk. Sending postive thoughts to both Mark and Tom. Please hang in there!!
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Postby Zzyzx » Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:00 am

It's sad news, but I'm happy that Mark got down safely and praying for a quick rescue for Tom. Knowing Mark I'm sure he gave the rangers all the beta they need to locate Tom. Now we just have to hope for a break in the weather....

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Postby dmiki » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:14 am

Glad that Mark is safe and crossing my fingers for Tom.
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Postby Alpinist » Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:26 pm

The latest reports do not look good for Tom. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, and with Mark who has been through a tough and tragic situation.

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Postby andreeacorodeanu » Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:42 pm

I will pray for Tom, I hope he will resist :( ...
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Postby Steve Larson » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:24 pm

Mark, it sounds like you did your best under the circumstances. It's difficult to have to wait so long to reach Tom, not knowing how he's doing.
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Postby MoapaPk » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:37 pm

PellucidWombat did a lot more than most people would do. What strength he had, mental and physical, to dig two snow caves in those conditions. His report of ataxia tells me that he was braving on in the face of what he knew was a very likely outcome.
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Postby Bubba Suess » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:14 pm

As of this morning, the weather has significantly improved here in Mt Shasta; the bottom 2/3 of the mountain are clear of cloud. Hopefully this helps get rescue crews up there quickly.
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Postby Diggler » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:59 pm

God, hang in there Tom. We're all pulling for you. I hope the rescuers get up there as fast as humanly possible. Glad you're OK, Mark. This is a tragic situation.
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Postby mvs » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:11 pm

Sending a prayer for Tom. I'm glad one is back safe...
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