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Anyone heard the news of Forrest on Denali?

Per a fellow snowshoer I met while training on the Skyline Lake trail at Stevens, Forrest (can't recall last name; I believe he was a former guide with RMI) and a partner were climbing the Cassin Ridge quite early this year. Evidently, they had some issues while getting down.

Here's a story that I presume describes their trip:
https://www.nps.gov/dena/field-report-april-22-2017.htm
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Everest and the aged

http://www.newser.com/story/241176/man- ... =rss_world

Now I'm inspired... only need three months and 70,000 spending money...

Well, I hope he makes it.
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Royal Robbins RIP

Just heard that Royal Robbins passed away yesterday. Royal was the American Legend of the 20th Century climbing. He was at the development of big wall Yosemite techniques and over the years always understood where the next level of the world of climbing was. He was lifelong member of the Sierra Club and Honorary member (among many others) of the RCS and SCMA in Southern California. For me he was a towering figure of the ...
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Suriving a 2,000' fall on Pyramid Peak

cripes. can't believe this guy survived. most impressed that he self-extracted with a broken pelvis. guess the rescue choppa was not available.

http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/butte/ ... /384151507
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The Azure Window is no more

Earlier today, the famous Azure Window collapsed during a storm. The top was almost 30 m above sea level. The roof as well as a big chunk of the pillar on the left are gone now. For more information, see The Times of Malta.

Only a few months ago I was there, on a calm and sunny winter day. I knew that the arch was structurally weak, and climbing it was forbidden, so we only ...
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Falls on Sugarloaf Mtn. Maine and Angels Landing,Zion

An employee of Sugarloaf Mtn Ski area fell on the "Skidder Trail" (double black diamond) and did not revive. A deceased hiker was also found at the foot of Angels Landing.
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Fall down Abol Slide

http://bangordailynews.com/2017/02/20/news/state/climber-68-dies-in-1000-foot-fall-in-baxter-state-park/
Man falls down Abol Slide from its intersection with relocated Abol Trail
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