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Author Topic: Fatal accident at the Gunks  (Read 621 times)

strandman

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Re: Fatal accident at the Gunks
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2014, 04:25:58 PM »

Right Mark..spotting is an essentail skill for all types of climbing.  Go to the Buttermilks sometime
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Re: Fatal accident at the Gunks
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2014, 06:03:26 PM »

Go to the Buttermilks sometime
No shit!  I was blown away by the size of the big boulders there.  And I mean BIG.
I stuck to the low ball problems and traverses.
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Re: Fatal accident at the Gunks
« Reply #17 on: Yesterday at 07:17:40 AM »

Go to the Buttermilks sometime
No shit!  I was blown away by the size of the big boulders there.  And I mean BIG.
I stuck to the low ball problems and traverses.

I wish there were bolts on some of the highball problems there! HOLY SHIT!
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Re: Fatal accident at the Gunks
« Reply #18 on: Yesterday at 11:52:35 AM »

Looks like Heidi broke her neck in the fall. It can happen to anyone. Be safe out there everyone.
http://fringesfolly.com/2014/11/18/focusing-in-on-death/
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Re: Fatal accident at the Gunks
« Reply #19 on: Yesterday at 12:07:29 PM »

At least we can hope there was no suffering...the friends I have lost all went quickly :'(
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Re: Fatal accident at the Gunks
« Reply #20 on: Yesterday at 12:13:00 PM »

Looks like Heidi broke her neck in the fall. It can happen to anyone. Be safe out there everyone.
http://fringesfolly.com/2014/11/18/focusing-in-on-death/

On apparently what was an easy climb for her. You never know, climbing can go so wrong so fast! Very sad.

Also a very well written article and worth the read.
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Re: Fatal accident at the Gunks
« Reply #21 on: Yesterday at 12:20:31 PM »

Thanks for sending out the link, Grammy. Just AWFUL.
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Re: Fatal accident at the Gunks
« Reply #22 on: Yesterday at 01:21:35 PM »

Thanks for sending out the link, Grammy. Just AWFUL.

You're welcome brother. A tragic loss for the entire climbing community and a good reminder for us all not to take our lives, friends and families for granted. Be safe out there everyone.
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Re: Fatal accident at the Gunks
« Reply #23 on: Yesterday at 03:11:07 PM »

Thanks for sharing the link Old School. That was very well written.

I've lost a few climbing friends - to the mountains or "it was their time" - and all the memories bring smiles to the good times shared.

Makes me think about something I was told as a kid for some reason - never leave home being mad or upset with someone. You never know - whether climbing or not - when it's your time.
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Re: Fatal accident at the Gunks
« Reply #24 on: Yesterday at 04:29:38 PM »

Good link, Grammy.  Thanks.

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Re: Fatal accident at the Gunks
« Reply #25 on: Yesterday at 04:37:56 PM »

Great article and link... very very well said....

A quote from the article I liked... the author says to a hard crushing young climber pulling off great solos:

"“Turn it down a notch, Cory.  Take it down to where you think you’re being safe enough, and then take it down another notch from there.”"

Thanks Grammy, How'd u find the article?
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Re: Fatal accident at the Gunks
« Reply #26 on: Yesterday at 06:20:16 PM »


From the article  http://fringesfolly.com/2014/11/18/focusing-in-on-death/
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Anything can kill you out there – a plane ride, a drive to the office, cancer, heart attack, etc.  I don’t think the point is to go through life petrified of the unknown – in constant terror at the concept of one’s own demise.  I don’t think the point is to quit climbing because it kills.  For myself, and for others who I am close to, climbing is a big part of what makes life so wonderful.

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