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MH2

climber
Jul 29, 2013 - 07:32pm PT
I bet MH2 has done it

Ha, ha! I've rapped down beside it so I'm not afraid of it, but the 'closest' I've come is a partner who has the gear for it and says we should get on it.

I'd like to thank Soloclimber for having the experience I have always imagined on that route.
Hoser

climber
vancouver
Jul 29, 2013 - 08:56pm PT
Is that Robo unplugged? I think he had a wide fetish for a while, according to him its pretty good :)
thesiger

climber
Aug 4, 2013 - 09:34pm PT
Is this the right thread to big up Alpinist #43 - the Squamish focus edition? Beautifully-crafted central article by Tami, nicely intertwining her parents experience of mountaineering here before the road was built with all sorts of other time shifts and perspectives (*). Great Slab Alley piece by Anders too.


* well maybe slightly too polite to our local casino/ electronic signboard operators in the last but one paragraph for my taste ... but that's detail.


gf

climber
Aug 4, 2013 - 11:09pm PT
I'll second both the article by Tami and the contributions by the two hamish fellows, peter and anders whose article showed why we miss him on ST
gf
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 4, 2013 - 11:46pm PT
Thanks guys. Cheers'n'best!

Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Aug 5, 2013 - 12:53am PT
Heads up, somebody died today in Squamish in a climbing accident. SAR not back yet, no name released
TheSoloClimber

Trad climber
Vancouver
Aug 5, 2013 - 02:27am PT
Sad, very unfortunate. Relic and I were beneath the North Walls and heard the heli, as well as saw the SAR team in the main parking lot. Thought it was just another regular long weekend epic.
Very sorry to hear that.
c-plus

Trad climber
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Aug 5, 2013 - 02:27am PT
dang that's terrible. i saw a chopper doing a long line recovery around 8.
Credit: c-plus

my condolences to all involved...
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Aug 5, 2013 - 12:09pm PT
The news says it was a hiker that fell off the top of first peak. What's first peak? I don't speak hiking trail. How the f*#k do you fall off the top of the Chief?
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 5, 2013 - 12:41pm PT
There are a few exposed places you could get into big trouble on if you got off the main trail to the south summit......

I agree BK. Better to have those hikers lost in the fog wandering over Shannon Ck area. No big bluffs there <end sarcasm>
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Aug 5, 2013 - 01:05pm PT
BK!

This is starting to sound familiar. Are u bored? Should we start a new thread for Anders?


You did remind me however that Anders & myself lost a bet & owe some $ to the access society. What was it again? $50 ? Can't remember.Anders?
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 5, 2013 - 01:17pm PT
I was alluding to the divisive nature of the gondola proposition and that not everyone agrees with it's being built.

There are people in the community who have benefited from the thing. To get into that would be to have to define "benefit" and define "climber" as well.

I didn't name names in the piece and I"m not going to now either.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 5, 2013 - 01:27pm PT
Define "climber". Define "benefit". I'd prefer you edit your note to delete those you have named .

And my words were carefully selected to avoid judgement.I have no idea how people feel. I have my opinion but it was irrelevant in terms of the piece.

Bruce you know damn well thissiz a hot button topic and has raised blood pressures to the boiling point.

So what's your point in wanting names to be aired in public?

EDIT : Ghost, oh yes they are. And always will be. Probably even long after fortunes are made and lost and made and lost , it will be a wound that won't heal.

One thing I noticed ( and also noted in my piece ) was that old wounds are torn open at a mere scratch. So don't think this one is going away.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Aug 5, 2013 - 01:39pm PT

Bruce you know damn well thissiz a hot button topic and has raised blood pressures to the boiling point.

Are people still revved up over this?


And sorry to hear about the hiker.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Aug 5, 2013 - 03:23pm PT
Sounds like she fell from Bellygood.

No name yet.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2013/08/05/bc-squamish-chief-death.html
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Aug 5, 2013 - 03:39pm PT
I read the comments in Oplo's link above, and yup, someone has already called for safety ropes across "that ledge."
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Aug 5, 2013 - 03:43pm PT
Perhaps it was a lost or misled hiker, on the approaches to Bellygood?

There are also places on the upper part of the south summit trail where if you stray off it, you could quickly get into difficulties, not always readily apparent. More or less where the traverse off from the top of the Roman Chimneys gets to the forest.

#6,000, for Big Mike.
BJ

climber
Aug 5, 2013 - 03:55pm PT
My guess is it was somebody falling from the southern portion of the ledge, of Stairway to Heaven
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 5, 2013 - 07:26pm PT
Thanks for your note BK.

The identity of the gal who fell seems to be a mystery; sounds like she was on her own. A fall from Bellygood Ledge by a hiker would be a very lost hiker indeed. I hope it wasn't someone trying to solo across the thing because they were lost. Horrible stuff.

Condolences to friends and family...
BJ

climber
Aug 5, 2013 - 07:35pm PT
http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1109761/Re_squamish_fatality#Post1109761
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