Missing Climber on Longs Peak

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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak

Post by Shaller13 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:18 am

In all seriousness yes I hope the person is found. Please disregard my last replay as an "attack" if one views it that way..
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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak

Post by MonGoose » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:28 am

SHeller, myself and a few friends summitted Longs on Sunday morning. We went up the Loft and came down the Keyhole route around the same time he was reportedly hiking up. We talked to a number of people along the way but I don't recall seeing this guy. We did spend 30 minutes packing up our camp at the Battle Mountain campsite, so he could have slipped by without us seeing him.

If it is helpful, here is our GPS track from Sunday. We started at 4:45am at the Battle Mountain Campground in the morning. On the way down, we hiked from the Loft / Keyhole Junction (bathrooms) to the trailhead between 2:30pm to 4:30pm with a 30 minute break off the trail at the Battle Mountain campsite.
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I hope he's found safely (again).
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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak

Post by CosmikUtensil » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:43 am

It was Monday at about 950am when we saw him. The homestretch was sporty, and he had mentioned being on the mountain 6ish times before, so I’m wondering which way he chose to get down. Not that many options.

MonGoose wrote:SHeller, myself and a few friends summitted Longs on Sunday morning. We went up the Loft and came down the Keyhole route around the same time he was reportedly hiking up. We talked to a number of people along the way but I don't recall seeing this guy. We did spend 30 minutes packing up our camp at the Battle Mountain campsite, so he could have slipped by without us seeing him.

If it is helpful, here is our GPS track from Sunday. We started at 4:45am at the Battle Mountain Campground in the morning. On the way down, we hiked from the Loft / Keyhole Junction (bathrooms) to the trailhead between 2:30pm to 4:30pm with a 30 minute break off the trail at the Battle Mountain campsite.
http://www.movescount.com/moves/move238609868

I hope he's found safely (again).
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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak

Post by djkest » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:46 am

So he started up Sunday afternoon.... camped? And was seen at the bottom of the homestretch on Monday at 950 AM? Going up or down?

I wonder if he camped at the Boulderfield...
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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak

Post by CosmikUtensil » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:53 am

He was going up, we were going down. Earlier in the hut he said he camped at the boulder field.
djkest wrote:So he started up Sunday afternoon.... camped? And was seen at the bottom of the homestretch on Monday at 950 AM? Going up or down?

I wonder if he camped at the Boulderfield...
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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak

Post by nunns » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:04 pm

stoopdude wrote: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.
Not sure North Maroon is the best choice for a first 14er, unless your last name is Honnold.

Hoping for a safe outcome on Long's.

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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak

Post by AnnaG22 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:18 pm

does mojah associate with any of us plebs anymore? I think his first 14ers were the Bells via the traverse.

edit: that point aside, I really hope that there is a good outcome for the gentleman on Longs.
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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak

Post by djkest » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:20 pm

Longs Peak was my first 14er. I climbed it at 270 lbs in 2009. In hindsight I wasn't as prepared as I should have been, but probably as prepared as most people are on their "first 14er". (I also hadn't done a 13er either)

I hope this man is found safe and sound ...and soon! It was pretty cold yesterday.
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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak

Post by justiner » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:01 pm

If anyone needs help searching for the dude, ring me up.
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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak

Post by nunns » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:02 pm

djkest wrote:Longs Peak was my first 14er. I climbed it at 270 lbs in 2009. In hindsight I wasn't as prepared as I should have been, but probably as prepared as most people are on their "first 14er". (I also hadn't done a 13er either)

I hope this man is found safe and sound ...and soon! It was pretty cold yesterday.
+1, except for the 270 pounds part (well OK, and the year). How did you do that? No offense but it took all that I had at 160 pounds (and very fit to boot). I don't think I could have hauled 10 more pounds up that mountain, much less 110 pounds.


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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak

Post by broncotw » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:24 pm

Prayers to him and his family for a safe return...
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Re: Missing Climber on Longs Peak

Post by nsaladin » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:40 pm

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.
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