Don't click or your IP will be banned


Hittin' The Web with the Allman Brothers Band Forum
You are not logged in

< Last Thread   Next Thread >Ascending sortDescending sorting  
Author: Subject: One Mt Hood Climber Found Dead.

Extreme Peach





Posts: 1534
(1534 all sites)
Registered: 11/21/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 12/18/2006 at 01:46 PM
Found out on the news this morning that one of the climbers they've been looking for for a week was found dead. 2 others are still missing. Chances are very slim for the remaining 2.
 
Replies:

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 24984
(25100 all sites)
Registered: 8/20/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 12/18/2006 at 02:03 PM
It was mentioned that the one they found today.... Kelly James said to the other two to go on and get help. That the two were the stronger. So the others are further down the mountain hopefully in a snow cave. There was a sever storm that went thru 100 mph winds and heavy snow drift. Any chance on footprints are slim.

 

____________________
Co-Owner of Charlie Tabers Football

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 20227
(20241 all sites)
Registered: 9/22/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 12/18/2006 at 02:04 PM
Pretty mean up on that mountain. Hope the other two have survived.

 

____________________
If we practice and eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, soon the whole world will be blind and toothless. -Mahatma Gandhi.

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 18593
(18594 all sites)
Registered: 11/20/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 12/18/2006 at 02:06 PM
This is so sad - prayers going out to the family of Kelly James, may he rest in peace. Prayers also for the 2 climbers still missing, Brian Hall and Jerry Hooke, and for their families -hoping those 2 are recovered alive. Also, prayers of thanks for all the people who have been involved in this rescue effort all along.

 

____________________
"Come on down to the Mermaid Cafe and I will buy you a bottle of wine, and we'll laugh and toast to nothing and smash our empty glasses down..."

 

Maximum Peach



Karma:
Posts: 8723
(8723 all sites)
Registered: 11/12/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 12/18/2006 at 04:38 PM
The feeling now is that the other 2 climbers, if alive, should have been seen by now, since the worst of the weather is long past. It is feared they fell down a particular gorge that has claimed many climbers over the years.

Poor guys. Poor survivors! Whenever this stuff happens, I think of my friend Dan-o Watkins, who fell and died while climbing in the Rockies between his sophomore and junior years of high school. His best friend, Steve, was with him and was quite dispirited himself a good while after that. I'm sure it was made worse because whenever anybody saw Steve, the first thing we'd think was, "He was with Dan-o when it happened," and then we'd have to try not to think about it, or at least act like we weren't. I know I myself never had a talk with Steve about the incident.

God bless everybody, and stay safe these holidays, whether it's traipsing around outside or just sledding--or just driving.

 

____________________
"This is an old true story;
this is called 'I Must Have Did Somebody Wrong.'
(I wonder who.)"

 

A Peach Supreme



Karma:
Posts: 2925
(2931 all sites)
Registered: 7/14/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 12/18/2006 at 05:08 PM
Having skiied and climbed Mt. Hood, I can say that on a good day it just doesn't look that darned hard but if you're caught up there in bad weather you might as well be on the moon...

 

____________________
Mark Ramsey

 

Sublime Peach



Karma:
Posts: 7594
(7594 all sites)
Registered: 10/12/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 12/18/2006 at 07:55 PM
Stay in front of a warm fireplace. Otherwise you are risking your damn life. Sorry, but hard for me to feel too sorry.

 

____________________
Don't let the sounds of your own wheels
Drive you crazy
Lighten up while you still can
Don't even try to understand
Just find a place to take your stand
And TAKE IT EASY

 

Sublime Peach



Karma:
Posts: 7590
(7589 all sites)
Registered: 7/14/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 12/18/2006 at 10:28 PM
quote:
Having skiied and climbed Mt. Hood, I can say that on a good day it just doesn't look that darned hard but if you're caught up there in bad weather you might as well be on the moon...


So tell me, how many mountains have a different scenario? Any one of good height will be dangerous in bad weather. What I never understand is why people go out so close to winter?

 

____________________
http://www.facebook.com/Angelemerald
http://angelemeraldsrockmusicblog.blogspot.com/


 

Peach Pro



Karma:
Posts: 254
(254 all sites)
Registered: 8/26/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 12/18/2006 at 11:19 PM
quote:
Stay in front of a warm fireplace. Otherwise you are risking your damn life. Sorry, but hard for me to feel too sorry.


Same here. They had NO business being up there knowing a major storm was brewing off the coast.

I laugh at the mainstream media for not mentioning "let this be an example" to those who want to hike with ignorance.

In my neck of the woods if you request a search party you will have to PAY for your rescue.

 

____________________
signed: Brian up in New Hampshire

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 67008
(67525 all sites)
Registered: 10/27/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 12/18/2006 at 11:36 PM
The "usual" time for climbing this mountain is "May through July".

 

____________________
Hittin' The Web::Hugh Duty Memorial Giveaway has begun!

RIP Hugh Duty

 
 


Powered by XForum 1.81.1 by Trollix Software


Privacy | Terms of Service
The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND name, The ALLMAN BROTHERS name, likenesses, logos, mushroom design and peach truck are all registered trademarks of THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. whose rights are specifically reserved. Any artwork, visual, or audio representations used on this web site CONTAINING ANY REGISTERED TRADEMARKS are under license from The ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. A REVOCABLE, GRATIS LICENSE IS GRANTED TO ALL REGISTERED PEACH CORP MEMBERS FOR The DOWNLOADING OF ONE COPY FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. ANY DISTRIBUTION OR REPRODUCTION OF THE TRADEMARKS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE PROHIBITED AND ARE SPECIFICALLY RESERVED BY THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO.,INC.
site by Hittin' the Web Group with www.experiencewasabi3d.com