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Re: Intrepid Iowa Man in the Bells

Post by Marmot72 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:42 pm

Love it, Dillon! Most of my solo mishaps are not near as memorable.

I grew up in Denver, after my parents moved from California - no connection to Iowa.
I have phenomenal route-finding abilities. Specifically, I have an uncanny knack for selecting the path of most resistance.
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Re: Intrepid Iowa Man in the Bells

Post by OldTrad » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:25 am

Now I can't remember the details, but this reminds me of that guy who got "off route" on Longs and ended up ascending the east face (was it Kieners?) with no technical experience, gear, etc. Hoping someone here remembers the name of that thread.
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Re: Intrepid Iowa Man in the Bells

Post by FCSquid » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:40 am

OldTrad wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:25 am
Now I can't remember the details, but this reminds me of that guy who got "off route" on Longs and ended up ascending the east face (was it Kieners?) with no technical experience, gear, etc. Hoping someone here remembers the name of that thread.
Or that kid who descended Keiners' from the summit and got himself stuck on Broadway a few years ago ... in jeans and tennis shoes.

When the SAR guys in the chopper pointed him to go right (towards the Loft Couloir), he just hopped right around the choke point, and sprinted down Lambs Slide for a walk-in-the-park self-rescue. Absolutely insane.
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Re: Intrepid Iowa Man in the Bells

Post by OldTrad » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:46 am

FCSquid wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:40 am
OldTrad wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:25 am
Now I can't remember the details, but this reminds me of that guy who got "off route" on Longs and ended up ascending the east face (was it Kieners?) with no technical experience, gear, etc. Hoping someone here remembers the name of that thread.
Or that kid who descended Keiners' from the summit and got himself stuck on Broadway a few years ago ... in jeans and tennis shoes.

When the SAR guys in the chopper pointed him to go right (towards the Loft Couloir), he just hopped right around the choke point, and sprinted down Lambs Slide for a walk-in-the-park self-rescue. Absolutely insane.
Right! That was the story I was thinking of - would love to re-read that if anyone can help locate it -
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Re: Intrepid Iowa Man in the Bells

Post by FCSquid » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:06 am

Here's the report from RMNP: https://www.nps.gov/romo/learn/news/pr_ ... l_park.htm

The one detail I remember was that one of the rescuers on the chopper was pointing to Frappier's right. He took that as an indication that this was the direction he needed to go and just cruised right across Broadway and down Lambs Slide.
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Re: Intrepid Iowa Man in the Bells

Post by XterraRob » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:37 am

FCSquid wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:06 am
Here's the report from RMNP: https://www.nps.gov/romo/learn/news/pr_ ... l_park.htm

The one detail I remember was that one of the rescuers on the chopper was pointing to Frappier's right. He took that as an indication that this was the direction he needed to go and just cruised right across Broadway and down Lambs Slide.
Hahahahahaha awesome.
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Re: Intrepid Iowa Man in the Bells

Post by OldTrad » Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:00 am

Squid: thanks for that link, incredible.
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Re: Intrepid Iowa Man in the Bells

Post by DeTour » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:05 pm

https://www.14ers.com/forum/viewtopic. ... t=Frappier

I invoked his hallowed name earlier in this thread but I guess I was trying to be too cute about it. I do think we should make his name into a verb, like “did you hear the story about the guy from Iowa who Frappiered the Bells.”
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