Crater cornices

This is the general area where a climber fell into the crater and died last week. Everyone on the mountain was keeping well away from the edge for obvious reasons. February 20, 2010

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lcarreau

lcarreau - Feb 21, 2010 3:02 pm - Voted 10/10

Sad ...

Isn't there a way an anchor could be installed somewhere along the rim, where a
fixed rope could be secured so people could
clip onto it and at least give them a feeling that they won't fall into the crater ???

BCJ

BCJ - Feb 21, 2010 4:09 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Sad ...

Any anchor would get buried after every snowfall. Best approach is to just not walk out onto a cornice. There is plenty of room up there to walk around and get views without walking all the way to the edge.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Feb 21, 2010 4:39 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Sad ...

Agreed. But, HOW are you going to explain
that to some people ??? ??

Mother Nature is a cruel mistress. Nice photo !!!

BCJ

BCJ - Feb 21, 2010 9:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Sad ...

The most shocking thing was that it was his 68th summit of St. Helens...of all people he should have known to stay back. Very sad to lose a member of the community who loved the mountains as much as he seemed to.

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