Eeek Darth Vader a Climber, May that farce be with us.
Looks like lake view is off my list of things to do this summer atleast who knows though if it will be safe or the same ever again.
I had my first experience last September on Cannon. A friend and I swapped leads on Whitney Gilman. I was immediately turned on by the cliff that had intimidiated for many years. That scree field looked emence and dangerious. I was hoping to get the courage again to do lake view this year with my partner. That's not happening.
This sad natural occurance should remind us all that anything unknown and unexpected can happen at anytime. A helmet definately wouldn't have helped anyone on Lake View, still that's know reason to leave it in the car. Anywhere along Cannon cliff there are millions of fallen rocks to prove it.
PS I didn't get a chance to venture up there this weekend, I'm sure it was quite busy with the morbidly coursious. I have a yearing in my heart to face the truth and see things for myself I know what my emotions are telling me, but I think I might just sit and cry when I finnally get to see first hand the wonders of our natural world. The Old Man has been a big part of my emotional and spiritual yearning for the hills, heights and homes of NH.