Injured hiker air lifted off Maroon Peak

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Injured hiker air lifted off Maroon Peak

Post by Phill the Thrill » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:44 pm

https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/l ... n-colorado

Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery to Mr. Brewer.

Does anyone have any info about where the accident info, etc.?
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Re: Injured hiker air lifted off Maroon Peak

Post by earthtobean » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:23 pm

Another Texan getting a free ride in a chopper.... Hope he had a cosar card at least
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Re: Injured hiker air lifted off Maroon Peak

Post by SchralpTheGnar » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:26 pm

What does a cosar card do?
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Re: Injured hiker air lifted off Maroon Peak

Post by robshock_12 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:31 pm

earthtobean wrote:Another Texan getting a free ride in a chopper.... Hope he had a cosar card at least
Seriously, a couple weeks ago I posted about my concerns with inexperienced/unprepared flat landers on these peaks. While some agreed with me, others saw it as me just complaining. These are not peaks you should be attempting on your summer vacation, while you are doing nothing to prepare for them the rest of the year. Let’s see how many Texans get sad about these comments...truth is there are way to many of them here, it’s pretty annoying. I’ve worked in the service industry in the mountains and most are rude and entitled.
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Post by AnnaG22 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:35 pm

SchralpTheGnar wrote:What does a cosar card do?
to my understanding, allows rescue organizations to access more funding. the price goes into a special pool for rescue groups to use. I need to reup my five-year card soon.
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Post by kaiman » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:36 pm

SchralpTheGnar wrote:What does a cosar card do?
See "what does it do?" - https://www.coloradosarboard.org/csrb-d ... tSheet.pdf
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Post by LURE » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:38 pm

oh he knows what corsar does. cosar on the other hand... :-k
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Post by AnnaG22 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:41 pm

robshock_12 wrote:
earthtobean wrote:Another Texan getting a free ride in a chopper.... Hope he had a cosar card at least
Seriously, a couple weeks ago I posted about my concerns with inexperienced/unprepared flat landers on these peaks. While some agreed with me, others saw it as me just complaining. These are not peaks you should be attempting on your summer vacation, while you are doing nothing to prepare for them the rest of the year. Let’s see how many Texans get sad about these comments...truth is there are way to many of them here, it’s pretty annoying. I’ve worked in the service industry in the mountains and most are rude and entitled.
So... to what degree does it matter that he is from out of state?

While I agree that the volume of people on harder peaks is worrisome, somebody getting injured or needing rescue does not automatically mean they're inexperienced. That kind of logic would label Alan Arnette as "inexperienced unprepared." And snide remarks aren't going to reduce the number of people in the high peaks. But kind, patient, friendly outreach and stewardship can help them be safer.

And as for the dig toward Texans...I too have worked in the service industry in the mountains. I disagree on the rude point. Most people are pretty nice if you are nice to them (in the service industry, after all, that IS a lot of what you're getting paid to do). Moreover, Texans (used here to represent mountain tourists in general) largely sustain mountain town economies.
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Post by rperth » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:31 pm

earthtobean wrote:Another Texan getting a free ride in a chopper.... Hope he had a cosar card at least

Here we go. There is no mention of the climbers experience. It’s seems like it’s assumed that he’s just some out of stater who should not be on Maroon. He fell. It happens. Some dude from CO Springs fell on Shavano the other day and had to be assisted off the mountain. He was very experienced.
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Post by highpilgrim » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:48 pm

robshock_12 wrote: a couple weeks ago I posted about my concerns with inexperienced/unprepared flat landers on these peaks. While some agreed with me, others saw it as me just complaining.
Blah, blah, blah, whine, blah.

Feet slip, rocks fall, snow slides. In no particular order. Gladbach said it better.

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Post by rperth » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:51 pm

highpilgrim wrote:
robshock_12 wrote: a couple weeks ago I posted about my concerns with inexperienced/unprepared flat landers on these peaks. While some agreed with me, others saw it as me just complaining.
Blah, blah, blah, whine, blah.

Feet slip, rocks fall, snow slides. In no particular order. Gladbach said it better.

Leave your pitchfork at home. It could be you next.
Well said
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Post by kaiman » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:56 pm

LURE wrote:oh he knows what corsar does. cosar on the other hand... :-k
Oh, gotcha! I missed the misspelling in the first post... :oops:
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