Missing friend in Mammoth Lakes area

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T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Oct 23, 2014 - 10:57pm PT
A good look at some of his gear at the time ... http://www.flickr.com/photos/tdavidock/9448801914/in/pool-findmattgreene/lightbox/
Jimr

climber
Redondo Beach, CA
Oct 24, 2014 - 05:22pm PT
Thank you Cragman for identifying it. I wished I had had longer glass in the first place.
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Oct 24, 2014 - 11:05pm PT
... indicating he only expected to do a day hike.
Understood that he was in good shape etc, but to do Ritter or Minarets IAD using public transpo/ hitch-hiking from town is pretty ambitious.
You can make up a scenario for doing it, (topping out - getting back to the road late in the PM - hitch a ride back to Mammoth) but nobody has even come forward as to giving him a ride that morning in the first place.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 24, 2014 - 11:17pm PT
For once Biotch you and I agree. I have never thought his objective was that far out.

I have always thought his goal was one of the southern Minarets with a coulior.

Why because that is what he had time for and gear for.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Oct 25, 2014 - 07:08am PT
You're both incorrect.

I've spent a lot of the last 15 months getting inside Matthew's head, through his family, colleagues, and partners.

Tagging Ritter and Banner was well within his ability, even with the transportation issues.

Frankly, I'm an old fart, and I could do it....so Matthew would have cruised it.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 25, 2014 - 07:18am PT
You certainly would know better than anyone Dean.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Oct 25, 2014 - 07:54pm PT
climbski2....I continue to learn more and more about Matthew all the time.

After all of my searching to date, I am reasonably convinced that Matthew's objective was the Ritter/Banner summits that day, and that he lost his life on the way up, not making either summit.

I'm not sure exactly what to call it, but on my latest search.....I felt it DEEP within my soul. Perhaps Matthew's spirit was speaking to me....I don't know.

Of course, I could be very wrong. But I'm going back into that spot in a few days for more searching, and will continue to do so as long as I am able.
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