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WanderingEng  ·  455 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 9, 2022

So sorry for you and the community. I've never had that close of a connection, but the SAR reports I read stick with me. How are you doing with it?

ButterflyEffect  ·  455 days ago  ·  link  ·  

On three consecutive years now of a friend-of-a-friend dying in the mountains. I’ve got a lot of questions on this one. The fall happened around 5pm, which is insanely late in the day to be where they were on the route they were on. What happened that caused that timing? If they were roped up, why didn’t they set some anchors and start to rappel down instead of continuing to go up? If they weren’t roped up, why were they so close together to avoid one person falling into the other?

A separate friend of mine covers accidents for this revision for the American Alpine Club journal, so I’m sure there will be more details.