Lost climbers on Shasta updates

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by Bob Burd » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:30 am

Ouch, just saw this and felt my stomach drop. Mark's been in some tough spots before and pulled through. Here's hoping he and Tom come out alright...

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by johnm » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:05 am

Update: SAR has reached Mark Thomas and he is providing details on Thomas Bennet's location:

http://www.mtshastanews.com/news/x1447161302/One-Mt-Shasta-climber-located-search-for-second-man-continues

Keep strong Thomas!

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by requiem » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:06 am

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by requiem » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:10 am

Mark came off the mountain
http://kdrv.com/page/167923

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by KathyW » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:19 am

Oh no.

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by Norma R » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:35 am

sending good thoughts...

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by MoapaPk » Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:37 am

Jeez just got back to SP. Ataxia does not sound good.

Hoping for a miracle.

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by Alpinist » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:03 am

According to this report, Tom is "unresponsive in a snow cave near the summit." I thought and hoped he had hiked down at least part of the way with Mark.

http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100329/NEWS07/3290331/-1/NEWSMAP

I hope the last line in the report is an error. Praying for a miracle.

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by Misha » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:25 am

Psyched to hear that Mark is down safely but gravely worried about his partner. Hang in there, bud!!! :(

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by Brad Marshall » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:34 am

My thoughts go out to the climbers, their families and friends. A tough situation that I hope turns out for the best.

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by McCannster » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:58 am

Hoping somebody can get to Tom ASAP if he's still up by the summit.

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by graham » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:28 am

Hoping for the best and sending positive vibes. Hang in there guys!

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by Dragger » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:34 am

Been traveling the last week or so and completely missed this until now. Sheesh, seems like just a few days ago Mark was over at Sam's giving a slide show talk. Sending postive thoughts to both Mark and Tom. Please hang in there!!

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by Zzyzx » Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:00 am

It's sad news, but I'm happy that Mark got down safely and praying for a quick rescue for Tom. Knowing Mark I'm sure he gave the rangers all the beta they need to locate Tom. Now we just have to hope for a break in the weather....

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