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bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Mar 29, 2010 - 04:08pm 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.
Mike.

climber
Mar 29, 2010 - 04:09pm PT
Thinking good thoughts for the best outcome.
Phil_B

Social climber
Hercules, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 29, 2010 - 04:14pm PT
More good thoughts.

C'mon dudes!
t*r

Trad climber
☆**.❤❤.**☆
Mar 29, 2010 - 04:16pm PT
praying! mt. shasta is a mountain i'd like to climb too, and i'm so sorry to hear about these guys' trouble. sending positive energy for the best outcome <3
cleo

Social climber
Berkeley, CA
Mar 29, 2010 - 04:20pm PT
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cleo

Social climber
Berkeley, CA
Mar 29, 2010 - 04:21pm PT
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snaps10

Mountain climber
Visalia, CA
Mar 29, 2010 - 04:23pm PT
Damn,
I'm supposed to be attempting Black Kaweah with Mark right now. I had to bail on the trip because of work issues, he chose Shasta this weekend instead.
Praying for you buddy.
Kurt Ettinger

Trad climber
Martinez, CA
Mar 29, 2010 - 04:29pm PT
Sending out my positive vibes as well. Hopefully Mark is hanging near one of those warm volcanic off-gasing areas where John Muir did many years ago when he was stuck up top.
Mark Rodell

Trad climber
Bangkok
Mar 29, 2010 - 04:40pm PT
Best of luck to all, the two climbers and any involved in a rescue. Mt. Shasta while often a mild climb can, and often does, bear her fangs. If I recall correctly, Vern Clevenger many many years ago had a rough night or two up near the Thumb. Winds rip up there somedays. Again, I wish all involved a safe return.
rhyang

climber
SJC
Mar 29, 2010 - 05:23pm PT
Some updates posted in this thread -

http://www.summitpost.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=52497
snaps10

Mountain climber
Visalia, CA
Mar 29, 2010 - 05:23pm PT
Looks like Mark walked out today. No word really on anything other than that.
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Mar 29, 2010 - 05:28pm PT
Man I hope this turns out for the best.

Best wishes to the other climber and the SAR team, they got a tough one here.

Mucci
monolith

climber
Berkeley, CA
Mar 29, 2010 - 05:30pm PT
This 5:07pm update says one was found returning two miles from their trailhead, search for the other continues now with better info on location:

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

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Mar 29, 2010 - 06:19pm PT
the fukin world sometimes spins just contrary to yer strides.
no matter how hard you try, you cannot displace.

im thinking with joy regarding both of these young guys up on that beautiful mountain playing out the middle of their lives.

sans souci.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 29, 2010 - 06:37pm PT
Debbie was watching the news when I got in from work today and said that the local news reported that one on the mountain had high altitude sickness. I don't know how good that information is, but that's the report locally (at least on that news channel).

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/state&id=7357298
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Mar 29, 2010 - 06:39pm PT
F*#k! this isn't good.

http://kdrv.com/page/167923

Hang in there dude, the one still up there. Somebody has to go up there. It seems like a SAR team should be able to go up there in a storm, no? It would take a series of camps, but f*#k, try!!!

Things ain't looking good and it sounds like time is limited.
Dirka

Trad climber
SF
Mar 29, 2010 - 06:40pm PT
Best wishes and prayers to him and his kin.
slobmonster

Trad climber
OAK (nee NH)
Mar 29, 2010 - 07:30pm PT
Ugh.

I can't help but remember living at the base of Mt. Washington during the winter of 1994, and receiving a call from the Weather Observatory to: Call MRS (the local Mountain Rescue Service) and NH State Fish and Game. NOW.

Jeremy Haas had just walked through their door, having left his partner Derek Tinkham near the summit of Jefferson.

That was a debacle.

My thoughts are with these guys, both of them, and the hardy folks trying to help.
snaps10

Mountain climber
Visalia, CA
Mar 29, 2010 - 07:47pm PT
I'm mountain rescue, and can tell you, it isn't necessarily up to the MR teams. The agency coordinating the search is the one who gives it a go. We go out training in storms as much as possible, but that doesn't mean they'd let us go out in one.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Mar 29, 2010 - 07:54pm PT
I hear ya, Snaps, and I had a feeling that's the way it works.

I'm just frustrated, sitting here on a computer while some dude is dying, waiting for help...
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