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Tragedy on Denali

Postby andre hangaard » Wed May 14, 2014 8:15 am

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Re: Tragedy on Denali

Postby clmbr » Wed May 14, 2014 7:29 pm

Very said news.

I’m not sure how come they got separated though.
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Re: Tragedy on Denali

Postby bargainhunter » Thu May 15, 2014 6:55 am

Kinda bizarre that they weren't roped up coming down from Denali Pass. I can't really understand why anyone would think it was appropriate to separate under those circumstances.
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Re: Tragedy on Denali

Postby ScottyP » Sun May 18, 2014 4:41 pm

As Iceman would say "Never, ever leave your wingman" Autobahn got its name for a reason...
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Re: Tragedy on Denali

Postby Marcsoltan » Sun May 18, 2014 5:04 pm

Don't know! May be they thought they could descend faster not roped together. I'm sure more facts will be coming out soon. Friend of mine climbed the West Rib solo, then hooked up with another solo climber and came down the regular way, roped up of course.
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Re: Tragedy on Denali

Postby ExcitableBoy » Sun May 18, 2014 7:05 pm

ScottyP wrote:Autobahn got its name for a reason...

I witnessed East European climbers cross the Authbahn unroped, using only trekking poles, no ice axes. Yikes! When we crossed it I was very happy to clip the fixed pickets.
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Re: Tragedy on Denali

Postby ScottyP » Fri May 23, 2014 6:05 pm

ExcitableBoy wrote:
ScottyP wrote:Autobahn got its name for a reason...

I witnessed East European climbers cross the Authbahn unroped, using only trekking poles, no ice axes. Yikes! When we crossed it I was very happy to clip the fixed pickets.



I was quite happy to clip as well!
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