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Rescue underway on Snowmass Mountain

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Re: Rescue underway on Snowmass Mountain

Postby rleclair » Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:34 pm

Damn....... RIP Sean.

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Re: Rescue underway on Snowmass Mountain

Postby BAUMGARA » Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:44 pm

RIP, I remember it being pretty unstable.

Re: Rescue underway on Snowmass Mountain

Postby gonzalj » Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:47 pm

RIP and may care & safety follow all of you out there. Once again, this has been a tough start to the season and my sincerest condolences go out to all friends and family involved.

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Re: Rescue underway on Snowmass Mountain

Postby kenike » Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:35 pm

RIP :( What a shame...

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Re: Rescue underway on Snowmass Mountain

Postby EatinHardtack » Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:38 pm

RIP Sean.....positive vibes to family and friends.
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Re: Rescue underway on Snowmass Mountain

Postby jameseroni » Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:42 pm

I will be praying for his family. This is tragic and I am at loss for words.

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Re: Rescue underway on Snowmass Mountain

Postby jfrenzen » Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:50 pm

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Re: Rescue underway on Snowmass Mountain

Postby Brian Thomas » Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:58 pm

I just spoke to Dan (dmccool) on the phone, him and Jeff (SurfNTurf) just now got down safe and back into cell phone coverage and driving home.
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Re: Rescue underway on Snowmass Mountain

Postby Doctor No » Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:08 pm

Very sad news. :(

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Re: Rescue underway on Snowmass Mountain

Postby shredthegnar10 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:18 pm

RIP. The articles seem to indicate he was climbing on the west side of the mountain ... lots of giant loose talus blocks up there. Sad :(
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Re: Rescue underway on Snowmass Mountain

Postby crossfitter » Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:23 pm

Jeff (Surf'n'Turf) From Facebook: "Just got off the mountain. We were with Sean for three hours before SAR arrived and assisted in the rescue. He seemed fine...to get this news first thing back in cell service is heartwrenching. Before the inevitable begins, I just want to say Sean was well prepared and equipped."

Very sad news
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Re: Rescue underway on Snowmass Mountain

Postby juliaf » Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:42 pm

This is so heartbreaking. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.
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