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Rescue underway on Snowmass Mountain

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Rescue underway on Snowmass Mountain

Postby wildlobo71 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:43 pm

Praying for their safety... I know a few who are up there this weekend.

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_18541083
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Re: Rescue underway on Snowmass Mountain

Postby B_2 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:01 pm

Prayers and positive thoughts to all parties involved!

(Threw me for a loop to see the report since I am on here to check on my post about Snowmass conditions earlier...GAH!)
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Re: Rescue underway on Snowmass Mountain

Postby doggler » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:45 pm

Not what I wanted to hear. Not to detract from the OP, but I find this extremely eerie as I just experienced my worst scare ever on Snowmass's west side yesterday.

My thoughts are with him.

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Re: Rescue underway on Snowmass Mountain

Postby Brian Thomas » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:49 pm

This is *not* SurfNTurf and dmccool who went for the summit today. I got a text about this and they are ok.

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Re: Rescue underway on Snowmass Mountain

Postby wildlobo71 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:06 pm

B-Thom wrote:This is *not* SurfNTurf and dmccool who went for the summit today. I got a text about this and they are ok.


Those were the guys I knew, as well... glad to hear it's not them; prayers still out there for whomever it is.
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Re: Rescue underway on Snowmass Mountain

Postby sevenvii » Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:59 pm

Yep, oddly enough I was just going over my trip report from last year when they had to fly off a climber from Snowmass. Hope all parties involved are ok, and speedy recovery!

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Re: Rescue underway on Snowmass Mountain

Postby ChrisinAZ » Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:01 pm

B-Thom wrote:This is *not* SurfNTurf and dmccool who went for the summit today. I got a text about this and they are ok.


Good to know it wasn't them, though any injury in the mountains is unfortunate. Hope the rescue went well and the individual involved recovers quickly.
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Re: Rescue underway on Snowmass Mountain

Postby tmathews » Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:36 pm

doggler wrote:Not what I wanted to hear. Not to detract from the OP, but I find this extremely eerie as I just experienced my worst scare ever on Snowmass's west side yesterday.


Glad you're okay, Sean....

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Re: Rescue underway on Snowmass Mountain

Postby Phill the Thrill » Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:54 pm

Tragic accident. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

http://www.realaspen.com/article/735/Snowmass-Mountain-rockfall-fatally-injures-25-year-old-Sean-Wylam
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Re: Rescue underway on Snowmass Mountain

Postby dcbates80911 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:56 pm

Sad news...Another one this year. Article from KRDO in Colorado Springs. "seanw" on this site. Doesn't look like he posted too much. Condolences to his family!!!

http://www.krdo.com/news/28652054/detail.html
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Re: Rescue underway on Snowmass Mountain

Postby Phill the Thrill » Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:00 pm

Looks like this is 14ers.com member seanw. Such very sad news.
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Re: Rescue underway on Snowmass Mountain

Postby denvermikey » Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:03 pm

Terrible. RIP. Hate hearing these. If nothing else, it might be a sober reminder for all of us to always be careful at all times. My condolences.
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