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    A Rescue Question

    Recent rescues have referred to the "piggy back" carry as a method of victim transport.

    Is this what it sounds like... the victim hoisted up on the back of a rescuer and carried for a significant...
  2. But Wait, There's More...

    ...in Acadia Natl Park no less.

    https://www.pressherald.com/2019/06/14/two-hikers-rescued-in-acadia-in-separate-incidents/
  3. Also a rough day on the river

    Then there is this poor kid who died on the Merrimack in downtown Concord NH...

    https://www.necn.com/news/new-england/Body-of-Missing-Kayaker-Recovered-From-NH-River-511307141.html

    A PFD might...
  4. With a family like that, who needs enemies!! ...

    With a family like that, who needs enemies!!

    Thursday was a mess down here on the coast. I looked at the summit cam and condx and, at only 71 years old, I wouldn't go up there no matter what my...
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    And don't be surprised if you encounter the...

    And don't be surprised if you encounter the occasional horse party en-route. Ergo the switchbacks and easy inclines!
    cb
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    One other word... "Horn." You'll never be...

    One other word... "Horn." You'll never be closer!

    cb
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    My guess is that most of these folks make heavy...

    My guess is that most of these folks make heavy use of O2 for sleeping at and moving above the South Col where the deaths occur.

    Sadly, the total focus on the summit is misplaced. You are only...
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    This LIVE webcam on Sugarloaf...

    This LIVE webcam on Sugarloaf shows the Bigs at a distance. No obvious snow in sight.

    cb
  9. Thanks Peakbagger, that is an interesting...

    Thanks Peakbagger, that is an interesting analysis.

    I'm curious about the huts they chose to close. Both serve as entry points to their system on the western and eastern ends of the chain. I...
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    When I started this thread I was more intrigued...

    When I started this thread I was more intrigued with the community response to the rescue than with the specific circumstances of the victim.

    To me the story was a refreshing change from our pat...
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    Wow, it never occurred to me that she might have...

    Wow, it never occurred to me that she might have staged the whole thing! So you guys think she jumped off the cliff to break her own leg has part of the charade? OMG.

    The scenario here is...
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    The count continues to rise, 11. Here is in...

    The count continues to rise, 11.

    Here is in interesting short video of what it's like up there and why the situation might have occurred:

    Increased permitting by Nepalese government and rise of...
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    Carry Bear Spray

    Just an FYI...

    We fly fish and bushwhack in Glacier and I would not venture far from the Sun Road without fresh canisters of bear spray.

    I've never needed to use them but bruins are around and...
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    Agreed. I was guided by George Hurley many...

    Agreed.

    I was guided by George Hurley many years ago. Even then he was the Grand Old Man of North Conway climbing.

    I booked him to do the Black Dike mid-week, but when we got up to the base...
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    A Wonderful Rescue Story from Hawaii

    Here is a wonderful story about an amazing rescue on Maui in HW.

    What's cool is how the community mobilized and kept going after the "official" rescuers gave up.

    A gofundme page paid for helo...
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    It is not my intent to denigrate you or your...

    It is not my intent to denigrate you or your friend. Sorry if that was how you read my post. Getting up and down Everest is an achievement any way you do it.

    I will simply cite the Kate Matrosova...
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    Great, I hope he made it up AND down safely. ...

    Great, I hope he made it up AND down safely.

    That said...

    Climbing Everest with a commercial guide service indicates to me that you are in great physical shape, have LOTS of $$$. It does not...
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    And if you think you might be able to sneak your...

    And if you think you might be able to sneak your car in somehow...

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    These folks are serious!
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    Yup, and Nepal bears some responsibility for what...

    Yup, and Nepal bears some responsibility for what they have allowed to happen within their borders. Caught between the third world and the first, it's been very hard for them to set realistic limits...
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    Everest -- Hurry up and Wait!

    If you think Franconia Ridge has crowding problems in peak season, then take a look at this photo shot this week of the summit ridge on Mt.Everest.

    As the related article describes, people are...
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    If you fund yourself near Peaks of Otter consider...

    If you fund yourself near Peaks of Otter consider a stay there. Lovely quiet place and the short steep hike up the Peaks is a great workout in the 4 mile RT range

    Have a great adventure!

    cb
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    Another reason to leash your mutt on the trail!!...

    Another reason to leash your mutt on the trail!!

    cb
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    Group Think

    From what I've seen on organized trips, particularly peak-bagging trips, very few in a typical group have any interest in being self-sufficient. That's why they are in a group in the first place.
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    You got that right Skiguy! In the 60s my dear...

    You got that right Skiguy!

    In the 60s my dear old dad did not consider a ski season a success unless he and the rest of the Sterling Ski Club from CT spent a long Memorial Day weekend in Tucks.
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    Hey Skiguy, are you really that well-known...

    Hey Skiguy, are you really that well-known curmudgeon..... BILL AUGHTON???!!!
    OMG.
    cb
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