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Phil_B

Social climber
Hercules, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 29, 2010 - 04:51pm PT
http://www.mtshastanews.com/news/x1176897376/Search-is-on-for-two-climbers-stranded-on-Mt-Shasta

Mark's a pretty experienced guy and I hope this has a good outcome.
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Mar 29, 2010 - 05:08pm PT
Fingers crossed, prayers said for a safe outcome.

Best wishes, guys!
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Mar 29, 2010 - 05:11pm PT
Good luck guys! Prayers sent.

I hope the rangers were able to get to them today. Sounds like they are in bad shape.
cleo

Social climber
Berkeley, CA
Mar 29, 2010 - 05:24pm PT
good thoughts...
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Mar 29, 2010 - 05:38pm PT
It refers to a Thomas Bennett, from Vancouver, B.C. Does anyone know him? There are several Bennetts in the climbing community here, but none I can think of named Thomas or Tom. Not that I know everyone, but it sounds like he's fairly experienced.

Edit: Thanks, Cleo!
cleo

Social climber
Berkeley, CA
Mar 29, 2010 - 05:54pm PT
missing the guys...
L

climber
Training for the Blue Tape Route on Half Dome
Mar 29, 2010 - 05:59pm PT
Keeping positive vibes for these guys.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Mar 29, 2010 - 06:15pm PT

Bump for good thoughts for both.
bergbryce

Mountain climber
East Bay, CA
Mar 29, 2010 - 06:17pm PT
I met Mark a few weeks ago, we went cragging here in Berkeley for a morning.
He's a smart kid and from the sounds of it, in good shape.
Here's hoping they both pull through.
salad

climber
Escondido
Mar 29, 2010 - 06:19pm PT
hang in there boys...
bergbryce

Mountain climber
East Bay, CA
Mar 29, 2010 - 06:23pm PT
http://www.mtshastanews.com/news/x1176897376/Search-is-on-for-two-climbers-stranded-on-Mt-Shasta


This article was just updated....

//Today around 2 p.m.Thomas called the Sheriff's Department on his cell phone and is currently coming down the mountain at an elevation of about 7,000 feet. He has a map and a compass with him, Gravenkamp said.

Thomas reported that his climbing partner was not doing well and he made the decision it would be best to try to make his way down the mountain today. The two Forest Service Mountain Rangers are on snowmobiles and will continue searching at the 7,000-foot elevation for Thomas.

A friend of Thomas has been in contact with the Sheriff’s Office and reports that he is an experienced climber who has climbed Mount Shasta a number of times, however, the was the first time he climbed the more technical north side Hotlum/Bolam Route, Gravenkamp said.

A base station has been established along Military Pass Road off of Highway 97. The Forest Service said that the men did not fill out a wilderness permit.//
cleo

Social climber
Berkeley, CA
Mar 29, 2010 - 06:29pm PT
Newspaper update: What does this mean? Are they both coming down, or just Mark?
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Mar 29, 2010 - 06:30pm PT
That's a good update! Hopefully they will get out of there by tonight. At least they're out of the higher elevations.

you can do it, boys!
monolith

climber
Berkeley, CA
Mar 29, 2010 - 06:40pm PT
Unfortunately, it's not clear that both are coming down now. Most likely just one.
eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Mar 29, 2010 - 06:41pm PT
Oh, my!

Here's some MontanaMagic to the northern flanks of TheSleepingGiantHerself.

:-(

KEEP YOUR MAGIC ALIVE, BOYS!

eKat
cleo

Social climber
Berkeley, CA
Mar 29, 2010 - 06:42pm PT
I am very, very worried about Tom.

http://www.redding.com/news/2010/mar/29/two-climbers-stuck-stormy-weather-mt-shasta/
tom woods

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Mar 29, 2010 - 06:43pm PT
That article makes it sound like one climber is coming down on his own. I hope that's not the case. It sounds like the weather is going to be nasty for a few days.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Mar 29, 2010 - 07:06pm PT
Positive thoughts for the lads.

Reading some of the comments from redding.com, I am sure glad they are not part of the support group. What cold and callous people. I see no humor in this episode, these are two climbers fighting for their lives.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Mar 29, 2010 - 07:08pm PT
Hang tough fellas.

We've got our vibes out.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Mar 29, 2010 - 07:08pm PT
Yeah, I may be wrong, after re-reading the update. Things do not look good if they can't get to him tonight. Storms are coming.

Still I send prayers.
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