Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Not Your Typical Hike

  1. #1
    Senior Member Grey J's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Chattanooga TN
    Posts
    407

    Not Your Typical Hike

    A friend sent me this great story written by Ty Gagne (Where You'll Find Me, The Kate Matrosova story). I don't recall seeing this posted on VFTT but if you've already covered it here, I apologize and the Moderator can simply delete it.

    https://www.caledonianrecord.com/new...569f3174f.html
    "I am a pilgrim and a stranger"

  2. #2
    Senior Member Tom Rankin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Tillson, New York Avatar: Dress for success!
    Posts
    6,553
    Yes, it has been discussed here (The recovery and the book) at length...
    Tom Rankin
    Volunteer Balsam Lake Mountain
    Past President Catskill 3500 Club
    CEO

  3. #3
    Senior Member Grey J's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Chattanooga TN
    Posts
    407
    Okay thanks. I must have missed it.
    "I am a pilgrim and a stranger"

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    614
    I must have missed it too. I hadn’t heard of this Bales story. Thanks for posting it..
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------

    Trip pictures

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Ipswich, MA
    Posts
    333
    This was a very impactful read. Thanks for posting it.

  6. #6
    Senior Member jrbren's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    W.Boylston, MA
    Posts
    315
    As an occasional browser of this forum, I do not read every thread start to finish, I hope people are not discouraged from posting something because it might have been discussed previously at some point in time. If its redundant so be it, I will skip it. My 2 cents.

    Grey J, I had not seen this article before, thank for posting the link. I started it last night will finish it this weekend.

  7. #7
    Senior Member sierra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    New hampshire
    Posts
    2,569
    It was a fascinating read and worth reposting for those who missed it.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Tom Rankin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Tillson, New York Avatar: Dress for success!
    Posts
    6,553
    I was not trying to discourage discussion, just responding to the OP.

    Previous threads:

    https://www.vftt.org/forums/showthre...Book-on-Kate-M

    https://www.vftt.org/forums/showthre...Kate-Matrosova
    Tom Rankin
    Volunteer Balsam Lake Mountain
    Past President Catskill 3500 Club
    CEO

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    174
    Hi Tom,

    I think the OP primarily posted about the article in the Caledonian Record about a story that's different than the Kate Matrosova story. The article is also written by Ty Gagne, and that's what the OP was referring to when adding the info about Kate.

    So you are correct that the event/story/book about Kate Matrosova has been discussed, but it doesn't appear that Ty's article printed in the Caledonian Record has been discussed previously here.
    It's a lot like fun, but different.

  10. #10
    Senior Member nartreb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Waltham, Mass.
    Posts
    1,635
    Quote Originally Posted by expat View Post
    Hi Tom,

    I think the OP primarily posted about the article in the Caledonian Record about a story that's different than the Kate Matrosova story. The article is also written by Ty Gagne, and that's what the OP was referring to when adding the info about Kate.

    So you are correct that the event/story/book about Kate Matrosova has been discussed, but it doesn't appear that Ty's article printed in the Caledonian Record has been discussed previously here.
    Ah, good. I was wondering why VFTT's search function didn't return any useful results.

    On the plus side, searching for "Bale" inexplicably turned up a surprisingly enjoyable old thread about "snot rockets".


    PS Many details of the story reminded me of an outdoor encounter I once had with someone similarly motivated. (Mine was only slightly hypothermic, but drunk enough to have limited mobility.) I never got a name or tried to follow up, but I'm encouraged to think the long-term prospects are good.
    Last edited by nartreb; 04-05-2019 at 03:33 PM.

  11. #11
    Senior Member Grey J's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Chattanooga TN
    Posts
    407
    Thanks to all for the feedback. To clarify for Tom R, I am aware that Kate Matrosova and Ty Gagne's book about her were discussed in detail and at length on VFTT. I'm sure I probably chimed in. However, I had not previously heard about or seen a discussion here about this inspiring rescue of a man intending suicide. The story I have linked was also written by Mr. Gagne and I thought people would remember him from the Matrosova book, which was so well done. Thank you Expat for the summation. No harm done. I am not easily offended.
    "I am a pilgrim and a stranger"

  12. #12
    Senior Member Grey J's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Chattanooga TN
    Posts
    407
    I had meant to ask if people here know Pam Bales or know if she ever posts on VFTT. I fear that we have not done justice to her heroic effort on that hike. She has my utmost respect and admiration.
    "I am a pilgrim and a stranger"

  13. #13
    Senior Member Tom Rankin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Tillson, New York Avatar: Dress for success!
    Posts
    6,553
    Sorry, I should have read further...
    Tom Rankin
    Volunteer Balsam Lake Mountain
    Past President Catskill 3500 Club
    CEO

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •