by Zzyzx » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:08 am
sarah.simon wrote:Aaron Johnson wrote:This is a tragedy for sure. Folks need to be very sensitive and empathetic in these difficult situations. If folks can't accomplish this, they should not post, out of respect for those involved.
Also, folks, be aware that Bay Area news outlets are reading this forum and reporting it in the news to the public. We should, as a community, be on our best behavior.
Thomas did not reply to an interview request Tuesday. But in an entry on a Web site for outdoors enthusiasts, summitpost.org, he said he disputed "some of the important details in the news reports (regarding permits, weather advisories and closures at the time of our departure) and will be responding to those as soon as appropriate."
In his profile, Thomas identifies himself as an advanced climber who has reached the summit of Mount Shasta three times, most recently in February.
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... z0jiYrAMes
All the best to the families, friends and loved ones of both gentlemen involved.
by JasonH » Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:11 am
Zzyzx wrote:Mark, whatever really happened I have no doubt that you did everything possible under the circumstances to help Tom.
by Joseph Bullough » Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:16 pm
by Augie Medina » Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:21 pm
by Brad Marshall » Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:01 pm
Joseph Bullough wrote:Very happy to hear Mark is okay, and equally saddened to hear the news of Tom.
Reading online reports as this story developed, I was very irritated to read some of the comments posted by idiots who spewed comments about a subject of which they had zero knowledge. I've climbed with Mark many times, and know how careful and conscientious he is. Mark: if you encounter any of this garbage in the coming weeks/months, ignore it.
by snaps10 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:18 pm
by Deltaoperator17 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:33 pm
Mountain Impulse wrote:The Fresno Bee article describes experienced and prepared mountaineers making the best decisions possible in the circumstances and showing absolute commitment to each other. It's what I hope I could and would do.
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