Missing Climber on Longs Peak

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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak

Post by BradyLampert » Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:53 pm

https://www.outtherecolorado.com/search ... onal-park/

Summited Longs Peak the same day, however I was back to my vehicle at 12:30. And this man started at 2PM..as I was coming down the mountain there was a noticeable storm front moving in which did end up raining down in Estes Park around 1-2PM. Longs had a 40 percent chance of rain around 1-2PM with close to 50MPh wind gusts. This man has had to be rescued in the past (2014) on what is presumed the same route “The Loft.”
Regardless hoping for a safe return. Just posting what I know and saw that day.
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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak

Post by highpilgrim » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:18 pm

nsaladin wrote:I'm not sure discussion about anyone's first 14er and/or how much they weighed for that hike belongs in a thread about a missing hiker. I hope the hiker in question is found safe and just got a little off track.
No s**t.

People are far too quick to sharpen their pitchforks around here. A sad state of affairs...
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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak

Post by cory1223oh » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:28 pm

BradyLampert wrote:https://www.outtherecolorado.com/search ... onal-park/

Summited Longs Peak the same day, however I was back to my vehicle at 12:30. And this man started at 2PM..as I was coming down the mountain there was a noticeable storm front moving in which did end up raining down in Estes Park around 1-2PM. Longs had a 40 percent chance of rain around 1-2PM with close to 50MPh wind gusts. This man has had to be rescued in the past (2014) on what is presumed the same route “The Loft.”
Regardless hoping for a safe return. Just posting what I know and saw that day.
Wow, this is in incredibly bad taste. Especially when there is an ongoing search for someone. Also, if you’d read the earlier comments it sounds like he camped at the boulder field. So starting out at 2pm to camp there and attempting a summit the next morning would not be out of the ordinary.
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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak

Post by druid2112 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:43 pm

For the love of....

Can we please keep this thread to CONSTRUCTIVE INFORMATION THAT MIGHT ASSIST THE SEARCH.

Gah.
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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak

Post by 14erFred » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:32 pm

Hoping and praying for a positive outcome in the search to find Jay.
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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak

Post by Candace66 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:08 am

NPS update from Thursday. Still searching for Mr. Yambert...and while doing so, personnel ended up helping another Longs climber who got injured!

https://www.nps.gov/romo/learn/news/sea ... h-area.htm
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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak

Post by nunns » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:07 am

nsaladin wrote:I'm not sure discussion about anyone's first 14er and/or how much they weighed for that hike belongs in a thread about a missing hiker. I hope the hiker in question is found safe and just got a little off track.
Yeah, my apologies; you're probably right.


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