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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
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Aug 5, 2013 - 08:17pm PT
Yikes, this is terrible news re: falling off bellygood. Condolences to family & friends.


Bruce, hoping to head up there in a few weeks. Any word on how beat in that trail is? Should i bring the machete? I'll give u a shout for some beta before we go. Cheers.
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Aug 6, 2013 - 04:44pm PT
Pretty grusome tragedy for sure. I heard there was a large chunk of rock that dislodged from the sword pitch an hour before she fell, an unrelated occurance of course. It just missed climbers below.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Aug 8, 2013 - 04:08am PT
Bump!

What is this one. Tell me & I'll show another. Should be easy.


Agonal
Agonal
Credit: RyanD
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Aug 8, 2013 - 08:43am PT
My condolences to the family of the victim. That's sad news.

Just got back from a first visit to Squamish. It's an interesting town. The rock is great. The views from the top are fantastic. Mt. Garibaldi beckons like a siren.

We hiked to the top of the second summit. There are definitely places where you could get into big trouble.
MH2

climber
Aug 8, 2013 - 09:43am PT
Looks like Agonal, Ryan.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 8, 2013 - 11:55am PT
^^ I agree ^^^
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Aug 8, 2013 - 12:54pm PT
I thought that would be easy for u guys!

Brownie dancing
Brownie dancing
Credit: RyanD
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Aug 16, 2013 - 12:53pm PT
I was going to put this on the Gondola thread, but it seems to have vanished...

This was written by Frank Baumann and is reposted with his permission. I'm not trying to stir up any old wasp nests that may have been generated in the Gondola thread; it's for info only.

Dave Southam, the District Manager at the Squamish office of the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations has informed me that the public road across Crown Land from the Stawamus River into the Shannon Creek watershed will be gated at a point behind the Stawamus Chief where the road was blocked for many years by rockfall. You will be able to walk or bike from there to the Mt. Habrich, Sky Pilot, Petgill Lake, and Goat Ridge areas- but you won't be able to drive a vehicle up there as was the case for many, many years.

Dave also confirmed that this is being done to help preserve the commercial interests of the Sea to Sky Gondola gang, who don't want the public to be able to just drive up there and use their facilities at the top station of the gondola.

I believe the Sea to Sky Gondola gang should not be allowed to restrict access to a public road and Crown Land. If they want to protect their commercial interests, they should do what most other private companies are required to do: erect a fence and place signs along the boundary of their tenure area to keep non-paying people out.

If you feel, as I do, that this move to restrict access to Crown Land sets a dangerous precedent, especially given the long term historic use of this beautiful Alpine watershed by mountaineers and hikers, then take a moment to express your concerns to Dave at the following address:

Dave Southam, District Manager, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Sea to Sky District Suite 101-42000 Loggers Lane Squamish BC V8B 0H3

Telephone: 604 898-2100 Facsimile: 604 898-2191 E-Mail: Forests.SquamishDistrictOffice@gov.bc.ca

You might also want to send a copy of your letter to the Minister responsible at the following address:

The Honourable Steve Thomson PO Box 9049 STN PROV GOVT VICTORIA, BC V8W 9E2

Telephone: 250 387-6240 Fax: 250 387-1040 Email: FLNR.Minister@gov.bc.ca

Of course, it's a lost cause, and exactly what I and others predicted.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Aug 16, 2013 - 05:26pm PT
Thanks Tricouni. I'm not too surprised by this either.
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