Are you planning to climb any Minarets, or did you climb any last summer after mid-July?
If so, you can help in the search for the remains of hiker/climber Matthew Greene by (when safe and convenient) taking pictures of pages from summit registers in the Minarets from between ~7/12/13 and 7/31/13 .
Matt was doing hikes/climbs in the Mammoth area last summer while waiting for his car to be repaired; he disappeared on July 17, 2013. The main theory is that he had a climbing/hiking accident in the Ritter Range or on his way in. His friends and family continue to search for his remains.
We're trying to get the names of people who might have spoken with Matt before he disappeared, who might have spoken with or seen him on 7/17/13, or who might have noticed something soon thereafter. This has already been done by SAR for the Banner and Ritter summit registers, but it hasn’t been done for the Minarets. We’re especially interested in pictures of pages from Clyde Minaret because more people climb it.
We're not primarily looking for Matt's signature -- we know he climbed Riegelhuth on 7/8/13 and Clyde on 7/11/13 and that he didn't sign registers on Adams, Michael, or Pridham -- though it would be a big lead if we found that he'd climbed some other Minaret.
Not all Minarets have summit registers -- here’s a Supertopo post with more info and details about the summit registers of the various Minarets:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/threa ... msg2452330
So, if you take any such pictures, please let me know. Please pass this on to people you know who are climbing Minarets. Thanks!
(When we get pictures for each Minaret, I'll update this post or thread.)
Links with more info:
That very long Supertopo thread linked to above -- go to end for latest info:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum ... Lakes-area
Summary of most of what was known about the situation as of the end of 2013:
Facebook page devoted to finding Matt: