6 missing climbers believed dead

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  1. ralphc1

    ralphc1 Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    Terrible news... Saw it on the local news this morning. Mt. Ranier is less than an hour drive from me.
     
  3. El Chimpo

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    what a way to go
     
  4. Hitman81

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    I see that mountain everyday. Have zero desire to climb it and this is why.
     
  5. Bukowski82

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    Where do you live if I may ask?
     
  6. heavyarms21

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    Has it been 127 hours ?
     
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    That last sentence was strange, indeed.
     
  9. Merlotte's

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    The weather has been fantastic this week. Wonder how they could have disappeared.

    Sad news. I drive over there every few weeks and hike around.
     
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    I'd be happier dying on a mountainside than in a hospital bed. Maybe that's what he's getting at.
     
  11. IIIIIIII

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    some of the responses to this thread are fucked up. six people died. have some respect.
     
  12. VeryMuch

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    Schadenfreude...
     
  13. Josh

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    They fell over 3000ft, as indicated by the location of the discovered gear versus their last know position. Given that it was 2 guides and 4 climbers, it's far more likely that it was a result of rock/ice fall taking them out as opposed to a slip and fall scenario.
     
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    Dang. I'm praying for their loved ones..
     
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    That's awful. Do you think its possible to extract their bodies?
     
  16. Josh

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    Probably. There's a lot of speculation they may not be able to, but I honestly think that's because that's the only essence of drama that the media can get from the story at this point. This isn't the Himalaya, there should be a stable window at some point later in the season to get the bodies.

    People that pay guides to take them climbing are generally a well-to-do class of people, I'm sure their families will have both the drive and financial resources to ensure a recovery.
     
  17. Cuzcatlan

    Cuzcatlan Bénir Henry

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    From 1 to 10 how hard is the climb on this mountain?
    Ten being the hardest.
     
  18. Josh

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    Too subjective. For that group on that route on that day, obviously 10+.
     
  19. Nonsense

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    You're the only climber I know so when I read the headline yesterday I thought "oh, I hope it's not Josh."

    I'm glad it wasn't you.
     
  20. MusclesMarinara

    MusclesMarinara Friends with Bigfoot

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    Fuck you guys. I'm no mountain climbing expert but why would anyone take on a icy face of Mount Rainier in the summer? You'd figure the ice would be beginning to thaw and become unstable.

    Any Washington state hikers/ alpinist care to explain?
     

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