Missing friend in Mammoth Lakes area

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zBrown

Ice climber
Jul 25, 2016 - 04:20pm PT
Mt. Whitney hiker found dead.

John Lee, 68. More later.
johntp

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socal
Jul 25, 2016 - 04:35pm PT
^
John Lee left his pack north of the mountaineers route and his body was found on the SW side of Whitney. Very curious. Seems like he got disoriented.
zBrown

Ice climber
Jul 25, 2016 - 05:44pm PT
^One article says he separated from his group in order to find a safer route down.


http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article91648962.html
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jul 25, 2016 - 06:07pm PT
Can't trust the news too much. At least he was found.
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Jul 25, 2016 - 06:37pm PT
I am inclined to believe that the original press release meant to say Mr. Lee was found on the NORTH west side of Mt. Whitney. That would be more consistent with getting off-route near the Whitney-Russell col given his pack was found on steep terrain above...
Psilocyborg

climber
Jul 25, 2016 - 07:06pm PT
hmmmm. I am wondering if falcons can be trained to locate human remains...
zBrown

Ice climber
Jul 25, 2016 - 07:08pm PT
^Good thought dude. They can.

couchmaster

climber
Jul 25, 2016 - 08:58pm PT


I had a dog like Dean once. Never gave up once it committed. Best. Damned. Dog. Ever. Bless you Dean and may you yet find the missing puzzle piece and also most importantly to you the peace for Matthews family which they are no doubt still searching for. What a gift that would be to the family.




Cragman

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Mammoth and SLO.....Life is Good!!!
Jul 25, 2016 - 09:01pm PT
Thanks, couch......I agree...its all about that family.


Heading back out this week.
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