Think good thoughts for some friends on Shasa


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Mighty Hiker

Vancouver, B.C.
Apr 10, 2010 - 10:07pm PT
There is an obituary for Tom Bennett in today's Vancouver Sun.

Social climber
Berkeley, CA
Apr 11, 2010 - 12:30am PT
thanks MH...

there will be memorials and parties in Tom's honor in BC this week, and then more parties here in CA in Tom's memory the following week. Lots on the agenda.


Mountain climber
Berkeley, CA
Apr 11, 2010 - 08:20pm PT
A memorial photo album for Tom

Boulder climber
Fremont, CA
Apr 12, 2010 - 10:33am PT
My condolences to the friends and family.


Trad climber
Salt Lake City, Utah
Apr 12, 2010 - 11:59am PT
I am glad that most of the replies have been positive well wishes. It seems that many use the forums as a place to vent frustrations, criticize, and second guess. Its the mountains people! Stuff happens. Even to the best of climbers.
Nobody would second guess some of the big names that have lost their lives in the pursuit of their passion (It's not important whom I am referring to). We all just need to learn from others tragedies and realize that anything someone else experiences can also happen to us.
I send my well wishes out to the families and climbers involved, and hope that happiness finds them.

Social climber
Hercules, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 3, 2010 - 06:22pm PT
Mark (pellucid wombat) took some time and wrote up his accounts and reflections on what happened on Mt. Shasta. You can find them on SummitPost:

Trip Report
Against All Hope: Life, Partnership, and Loss on Mt. Shasta

Why Tom and I Climbed and Why I'll Continue to Climb
Reflections and Lessons from Mt. Shasta

Photo Albums
Tom Bennett Memorial Album
Mt Shasta North Side - March 2010
Mark Rodell

Trad climber
Jun 3, 2010 - 07:52pm PT
The above link is a very thougtful and detailed report with pictures that begin to illustrate the beauty of Shasta as well as the challenges.
tom woods

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Jun 3, 2010 - 08:07pm PT
Thanks for posting the links Phil.

I read the summit post one.

A harrowing tale that I hope people keep in mind when headed into the hills.

Social climber
Berkeley, CA
Jun 4, 2010 - 08:05pm PT
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