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Postby Luciano136 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:06 am

Oh man, I really hope both of them are ok!! This would be the first mountain epic with a good ending in a long time!
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Postby Deltaoperator17 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:08 am

My prayers are for thier safe return
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Postby Bubba Suess » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:19 am

I am definitely praying for these guys. I feel like I should be out doing something to help...
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Postby Diggler » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:29 am

Hang in there, guys. Praying for both of you. Get down safely- you can do it!
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Postby Bob Burd » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:30 am

Ouch, just saw this and felt my stomach drop. Mark's been in some tough spots before and pulled through. Here's hoping he and Tom come out alright...
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Postby johnm » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:05 am

Update: SAR has reached Mark Thomas and he is providing details on Thomas Bennet's location:


Keep strong Thomas!
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Postby requiem » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:06 am

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Postby requiem » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:10 am

Mark came off the mountain
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Postby KathyW » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:19 am

Oh no.

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Postby Norma R » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:35 am

sending good thoughts...
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Postby MoapaPk » Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:37 am

Jeez just got back to SP. Ataxia does not sound good.

Hoping for a miracle.
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Postby Alpinist » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:03 am

According to this report, Tom is "unresponsive in a snow cave near the summit." I thought and hoped he had hiked down at least part of the way with Mark.


I hope the last line in the report is an error. Praying for a miracle.
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Postby Misha » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:25 am

Psyched to hear that Mark is down safely but gravely worried about his partner. Hang in there, bud!!! :(
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Postby Brad Marshall » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:34 am

My thoughts go out to the climbers, their families and friends. A tough situation that I hope turns out for the best.
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