Gary Schenk wrote:
greg patterson wrote:We did a Search and rescue in the same area for an 18 year old MIT student about five years ago in November and we never found him after a couple of years of searching. Do not no if he was found in the recent years.
That Russian kid? From where they found his pack, he's probably down in the Fish Fork, too. That's as remote as it gets in the San Gabriels.
It was the Russian kid Eugene Lushevskiy. He was missing since Oct 31,2004. Lola karabaeva was his mom. Bill Davison put the local search togeather. The pack was found a couple hundred feet down elevation a hundred yards or so east of the summit where there are a few trees. We did a complete circle hundreds of feet down from the summit looking from some foot prints that could have been Eugene's in the snow. If I can remember right there was no prints on that west side towards Fish Fork and his pack was on the other side of the summit. I went down the North side and did a sweep. Did not see any prints but a lot of snow and ice. He came up the Baldy bowl trail and he was shooting a sunrise on the summit with his video camera that was found in his pack. We think that he had gone down the east side and we spent time going down the Lytle creek area and going up the Baldy bowl area.
It was sad we could not find anything for his friends and family. Eugene was bright kid and accepted to Masachusetts institute of technoloy on almost a full scholarship.
Here is the link of Eugene's footage and a news clip with his father. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5ZdjgUSDeo