Missing Climber on Longs Peak

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Missing Climber on Longs Peak

Post by Bombay2Boulder » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:09 pm

From Estes Park News, Inc facebook page-
" News from RMNP...
Search In Longs Peak Area For Overdue Man
Last night, Tuesday, August 28, Rocky Mountain National Park rangers were notified by a family member that Jens “Jay” Yambert, 60, of Urbana, Illinois, was overdue. Yambert is believed to have started from the Longs Peak Trailhead at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 26. His rental car was found at the trailhead last night after park staff were notified by his family that he was overdue. It is unknown what Yambert’s planned destination or route was. One possible route may have been Clark’s Arrow to the summit of Longs Peak.
This morning, members of Rocky Mountain National Park’s Search and Rescue team began searching the Longs Peak area including Clark’s Arrow, the Boulder Field, North Face, Lamb’s Slide and Peacock Pool. Aerial surveillance also occurred with assistance from Northern Colorado Helitack.
Yambert was possibly wearing a black raincoat, khaki pants and hat, sandals and a blue/grey back pack. He may also be using trekking poles.
Park rangers would like to hear from anyone who has been in the Longs Peak or Mount Meeker area since Sunday, August 26. Especially those who noticed abandoned gear or other clues. Please call (970) 586-1204"

Link from park services website with photo-
https://www.nps.gov/romo/learn/news/sea ... ue-man.htm
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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak

Post by Candace66 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:16 pm

Here's that same announcement on the RMNP website, but it includes a photo of Yambert:

https://www.nps.gov/romo/learn/news/sea ... ue-man.htm
"One criterion for climbing a peak is that you should gain a vertical height under your own power equal to your peak's rise from its highest connecting saddle with a neighbor peak...Beyond this minimum gain, you are free to gain as much altitude as your peak-bagging conscience requires." - Gerry Roach, "Colorado 14ers" :wink:
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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak

Post by Bombay2Boulder » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:17 pm

Candace66 wrote:Here's that same announcement on the RMNP website, but it includes a photo of Yambert:

https://www.nps.gov/romo/learn/news/sea ... ue-man.htm
Edited my post with the link.
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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak

Post by MarkVB » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:10 am

Very interesting that he looks to have been reported missing and was found safely about 4 years ago too on the same mountain. https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/l ... 29100436=1

Hope he is found safe again.
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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak

Post by chicagostylehotdog » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:20 am

MarkVB wrote:Very interesting that he looks to have been reported missing and was found safely about 4 years ago too on the same mountain. https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/l ... 29100436=1

Hope he is found safe again.
Oh dear... This thread is about to get ugly.
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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak

Post by Dan_Suitor » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:43 am

dirtwatson wrote:
chicagostylehotdog wrote:
MarkVB wrote:Very interesting that he looks to have been reported missing and was found safely about 4 years ago too on the same mountain. https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/l ... 29100436=1

Hope he is found safe again.
Oh dear... This thread is about to get ugly.
:cartman:

I'm ready. It's like "Injured hiker airlifted off Maroon Peak" never has to stop!
A very odd coincidence indeed. I hope he is found safe and that this thread does not get ugly until after his whereabouts is known.
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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak

Post by Shaller13 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:50 am

Before anyone starts to put Illinois people under the bus.. I'm from Illinois originally and I was able to summit Longs peak a few weeks ago and make it back safely. :-D

My question is how does someone get lost 2 times on the same mountain? Is he trying to prove something?
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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak

Post by stoopdude » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:54 am

Sandals?

I ran into a guy on North Maroon a few weeks ago who was wearing sandals. It was his first 14er. Looked like a good way to lose a toe.

Hoping for the best outcome here.
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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak

Post by mtree » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:54 am

I redact my statement.

I hope he is found safe.
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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak

Post by CosmikUtensil » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:06 am

We may have been the last person to see him, and I have been in touch with the rangers about it. Myself and another guy saw him at the bottom of the homestretch. It was gnarly up there on Monday, so I am hoping for the best, as I am a little rattled by this story. Let's try to keep this to hoping for a safe rescue, and have another thread for footwear if we need to. Because we do need to it seems.
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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak

Post by amags543 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:09 am

Are you guys serious with saying this thread is about to get "juicy?" This person is missing and we have no idea if he is going to be found okay. His daughter is reading this board. Please be respectful.
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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak

Post by MichaelWG » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:10 am

+1 for reserving judgment and commentary for another time/place...

If you hadn't noticed from the other thread, the person's child is using this forum to spread the word and gather information. Good idea to be respectful and civil.
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