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Man and his dog separately rescued on Mt Harvard

Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:24 pm
by peter303
https://kdvr.com/news/local/denver-man- ... t-harvard/

Man got altitude sickness. Dog got lost.

The "11th essential" might be a sausage for luring lost and scared dogs.

Re: Man and his dog separately rescued on Mt Harvard

Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:41 pm
by sigepnader
Nice comment: What a great, happy ending.

a**hole comment: Leave your damn dogs at home.


Sincerely, a lover of dogs and a hater of incompetence.

Re: Man and his dog separately rescued on Mt Harvard

Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:58 pm
by pvnisher
How was he rushed from the Boulderfield to a hospital with a dislocated shoulder? The story just says "had to leave the dog behind while he was rushed to the hospital"...

As a 2019 side-country shoulder dislocation victim, I know that it's pretty freaking miserable trying to get around with that injury. The 4 hours I spent with it out of socket were very high on my all-time list of worst 4 hours of my life, and I've got some doozies...

Re: Man and his dog separately rescued on Mt Harvard

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:44 am
by climbingcue
Happy ending post, great to hear good news...

Re: Man and his dog separately rescued on Mt Harvard

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:26 am
by highpilgrim
sigepnader wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:41 pm
a**hole comment: Leave your damn dogs at home.

Sincerely, a lover of dogs and a hater of incompetence.
Which applies to at least 2/3 of all dog owners who are incapable of (or impatient enough) that they don't train their dogs.

Don't worry, he's friendly!

Re: Man and his dog separately rescued on Mt Harvard

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:19 am
by PJ88
Nice to hear everything worked out.
At 14,421 feet in elevation, Mount Harvard is considered one of Colorado’s tallest peaks.
I didn’t realize this was up for discussion though...

Re: Man and his dog separately rescued on Mt Harvard

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:37 am
by timisimaginary
the dog didn't "get lost"... the owner lost him through his incompetence. he obviously neither had the dog leashed nor had provided the training to recall the dog when he lost sight of him. lucky for the dog there wasn't a worse outcome. unlucky for the dog he has to go back to the same incompetent owner who will probably endanger the dog again someday.

Re: Man and his dog separately rescued on Mt Harvard

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:43 am
by Tornadoman
PJ88 wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:19 am
Nice to hear everything worked out.
At 14,421 feet in elevation, Mount Harvard is considered one of Colorado’s tallest peaks.
I didn’t realize this was up for discussion though...
I got a kick out of that as well...

Re: Man and his dog separately rescued on Mt Harvard

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:16 am
by hellmanm
timisimaginary wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:37 am
the dog didn't "get lost"... the owner lost him through his incompetence. he obviously neither had the dog leashed nor had provided the training to recall the dog when he lost sight of him. lucky for the dog there wasn't a worse outcome. unlucky for the dog he has to go back to the same incompetent owner who will probably endanger the dog again someday.
highpilgrim wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:26 am
sigepnader wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:41 pm
a**hole comment: Leave your damn dogs at home.

Sincerely, a lover of dogs and a hater of incompetence.
Which applies to at least 2/3 of all dog owners who are incapable of (or impatient enough) that they don't train their dogs.

Don't worry, he's friendly!

C'mon guys. This is Monday morning quarterbacking at its finest. It reeks of the same judgment that we condemn when someone tries to analyze a fatal accident. Rocks move, feet slip, snow slides... and people make mistakes! There are threads on this forum where amazing, accomplished hikers/climbers have outlined their dumb decisions. I'm just happy that hiker and dog are okay now.

Re: Man and his dog separately rescued on Mt Harvard

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:43 am
by highpilgrim
hellmanm wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:16 am
C'mon guys.
The guy left his dog, which wouldn't come to him, because he wasn't trained properly.

I'm glad he got the dog back, and that he's ok. But I'll stand by my opinion on his failing to be responsible for his dog. It doesn't take much work to train a dog to return on call. See Operant Conditioning and take note of the sausage the finder of the dog used to get it back. It's not complicated.

Anyone with a sense of responsibility and a little effort can do it.

Re: Man and his dog separately rescued on Mt Harvard

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:11 am
by ker0uac
Yea this story is sooo fishy. Did he drive to a hospital with a dislocated shoulder? Did he call an uber to the TH? I presume he's a CO resident, so why is he suffering from altitude sickness? But ok, why didn't he leash the dog the moment he started feeling sick and weak?

Re: Man and his dog separately rescued on Mt Harvard

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:31 am
by sigepnader
highpilgrim wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:43 am
hellmanm wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:16 am
C'mon guys.
The guy left his dog, which wouldn't come to him, because he wasn't trained properly.

I'm glad he got the dog back, and that he's ok. But I'll stand by my opinion on his failing to be responsible for his dog. It doesn't take much work to train a dog to return on call. See Operant Conditioning and take note of the sausage the finder of the dog used to get it back. It's not complicated.

Anyone with a sense of responsibility and a little effort can do it.

Pilgrim speaking nothing but truth.