Hood Death

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Hood Death

by Norman » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:15 pm

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Re: Hood Death

by clmbr » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:49 pm

Sorry for the loss and condolences to his family and friends.

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Re: Hood Death

by philoparts » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:10 pm

That's four so far this year, two climbers. Really sucks to lose someone who's been into climbing for so long with this much experience.

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Re: Hood Death

by billisfree » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:45 am

I kinda noticed that experience does not always improve one's safety. Experienced climbers tend to take more dangerous climbs.

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Re: Hood Death

by Hotoven » Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:36 pm

Very sad. Just shows anything to happen to anyone.
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Re: Hood Death

by AlexeyD » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:48 pm

Tragic indeed. Also irritating to read, yet again, the useless comments about him having been solo. Have we not been through this many times before...how many deaths from "clothesline" falls involving roped parties have taken place on Mt. Hood? The real question here is why was he not able to self-arrest after falling - was the terrain too steep, were conditions too icy, or did he not have an ice axe (either didn't use one or it was somehow wrenched off his hand during the fall)? Unfortunately (and here it DOES matter that he was solo) we will probably never know. Either way, a very sad story and yet another reminder of just how quickly everything can go wrong in the mountains...

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