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Jimr

climber
Redondo Beach, CA
Jul 22, 2016 - 07:26pm PT
Hi Cragman,
Any more thought about checking out Kehrlen summit register?
zBrown

Ice climber
Jul 22, 2016 - 07:55pm PT
Wondering what happened is such a frustrating experience.

Kudos to Cragman for his continuing efforts and the relationship he developed with Matt's family...

Cragman

Trad climber
Mammoth and SLO.....Life is Good!!!
Jul 22, 2016 - 07:58pm PT
Pea-dub.....thanks. Partners for this kind of thing are really hard to come by.....extremely challenging terrain that isn't most people's idea of a good time. So.....yes, I'm alone for most of the searching I do.

Kevin....anything further on that info?

Jimr.....I am very focused on Mt. Banner for all of this season. That being said, if you want to come up and search that area, I'll go in with ya.


EDIT: zBrown....thank you.
Jimr

climber
Redondo Beach, CA
Jul 22, 2016 - 09:57pm PT
We're going in and base camping at Deadhorse Lk. for a week and searching that whole area in Sept. I was hoping if he did bag Kehrlen and signed the register on the day he disappeared, then that would be actual, actionable evidence to start a Search and Recovery effort on an official basis.
Cragman

Trad climber
Mammoth and SLO.....Life is Good!!!
Jul 23, 2016 - 06:00am PT
Good on ya, Jimr.....and I can assure you that if you find that evidence, there will be plenty of manpower showing up.
zBrown

Ice climber
Jul 23, 2016 - 06:02pm PT
No all purpose missing thread, so here's another one.


A massive search was underway Friday for a Redlands man who disappeared after attempting to scale the popular Mountaineer’s Route on the tallest mountain in the lower 48 states, authorities said.


http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-missing-hiker-search-mount-whitney-20160722-snap-story.html
grover

climber
Castlegar BC
Jul 23, 2016 - 06:51pm PT
Anyone out there using drones for these type of searches?

Just askin.

Cragman

Trad climber
Mammoth and SLO.....Life is Good!!!
Jul 23, 2016 - 06:59pm PT
grover.....that subject has been brought up here before.

This late after the fact, what we are looking for is SO small in comparison to the landscape, that a drone would be quite useless.

The evidence we are hoping to find will likely have to be stepped on to discover.
grover

climber
Castlegar BC
Jul 23, 2016 - 07:45pm PT
Point taken Dean, thanks.

What about for initial searches? Couldn't a drone expedite some searches?
Anyone out there using em?
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Jul 23, 2016 - 07:47pm PT
There is a current article in Climbing Magazine about Matthew's disappearance.

I didn't bother to read something I wasn't willing to pay for because of the low level of responsibility in what passes for climbing journalism, currently.

I hope the article helps and doesn't do the usual sensational bullshit "journalists" have become known for.

Good for you Dean in having the right spirit concerning your search.
Cragman

Trad climber
Mammoth and SLO.....Life is Good!!!
Jul 23, 2016 - 08:07pm PT
grover.....drones are being used in many SAR circumstances, and will likely become more and more useful as technology gets even better.

Jim......yes, the article in Climbing Magazine was well done. She did her homework, and got the facts accurate. Rare in journalism these days.
WBraun

climber
Jul 23, 2016 - 08:24pm PT
Drones will likely become more and more useful as technology gets even better.

The technology is already there and the drones are really good.

Nobody can afford the good ones.

The one good one I wanted to get for here starts at $100,000 ......
Cragman

Trad climber
Mammoth and SLO.....Life is Good!!!
Jul 23, 2016 - 08:29pm PT
Yes, Werner...they certainly have their place. And like any other technology, I'm sure the price will eventually come down.

100 grand, eh? Gosh, if you'd just forfeit a years pay, they could buy two!
WBraun

climber
Jul 23, 2016 - 08:35pm PT
http://www.aeryon.com/
Cragman

Trad climber
Mammoth and SLO.....Life is Good!!!
Jul 23, 2016 - 08:42pm PT
Speaking of drones.....I kinda felt like one on my latest search.

The heat was rather oppressive, with no shade in sight. As usual, I began to play music in my head to help distract me from the discomfort.....a tactic I use often.

As I began pondering my position, one of my all time favorite rock songs popped into my head....The Who's "Who are you?"

This song stuck with me for DAYS, as I fought thoughts of what in the hell I was doing putting myself through certain circumstances. So many of the lyrics had me laughing....but the one that stuck with me the most, and best exemplified how I felt, was this.....

....."I felt a little like a dying clown, with a streak of Rin Tin Tin..."

A perfect fit for my position.
zBrown

Ice climber
Jul 23, 2016 - 08:46pm PT
Damn. That's good money if you can get it.

No competitors read this page, so here's my prototype.

Much cheaper and way more effective than [can I say it?] stoopid mechancal versions.





rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Shetville , North of Los Angeles
Jul 23, 2016 - 09:34pm PT
Cragman...Rin Tin Tin...? The lead child actor from the series Rin Tin Tin was working at Vons for a while...
Jimr

climber
Redondo Beach, CA
Jul 25, 2016 - 03:00pm PT
Cragman,
I often have an appropriate tune in my head that pushes me forward.
"Keep pushin' on"
"Been through the desert on a horse with no name" (Mexican border to Warner Springs)

What earks me is when I end up singing a Michael Jackson tune and can't get rid of it. Makes the day seem to never end.

Often, I'll run a chord progression through my head and visualize playing it on the guitar.

It's interesting that as long as the time signature is close to my pace, I can speed it up or slow it down to "fit".
Alpineholydog

Trad climber
Spring Tx
Jul 25, 2016 - 03:02pm PT
What are the summits in the area that have registers that Matthew would have climbed?
Have all the registers been checked for the dates he was missing?
If not have those that signed the registers on those dates been contacted to see if they remember Matthew? Maybe an effort worth organizing through a local climbing shop to photograph the registers?

I know these are old and records certainly incomplete but leads if there possibly worth tracking down.



Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Jul 25, 2016 - 04:17pm PT
Dean,

I spent a few hours this morning looking for that picture of the stashed boots covered in snow but could not locate it. I thought for sure it was from a TR on ST but it could have been a TR on someones blog also. I want to say it was from a write up on a climb of Humphrys or Emerson.
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