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Re: Missing hiker on Mt. Adams found dead
« Reply #90 on: April 15, 2015, 09:07:44 PM »
yes, it was a very well researched & written article. probably the definitive one. interesting that it was done by Bloomberg...
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Re: Missing hiker on Mt. Adams found dead
« Reply #91 on: April 15, 2015, 10:45:03 PM »
Well can't be that definative cause they got the first statistic wrong in the 3rd paragraph. Unless she flew right back on after her trip was turned around, she never sumitted Denali....

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Re: Missing hiker on Mt. Adams found dead
« Reply #92 on: April 16, 2015, 06:43:43 AM »
Well can't be that definative cause they got the first statistic wrong in the 3rd paragraph. Unless she flew right back on after her trip was turned around, she never sumitted Denali....


Thnx for pointing that out. You're right of course, I'd heard that. Apparently she was very upset about that too.
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Re: Missing hiker on Mt. Adams found dead
« Reply #93 on: April 16, 2015, 02:39:58 PM »
Really good article. Sheds a bit of light on who she was and how driven she was...

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Re: Missing hiker on Mt. Adams found dead
« Reply #94 on: April 17, 2015, 06:12:32 PM »
Great article, thanks.

I'm awfully glad I did the Presidential traverse and Mt Washington many times in winter BEFORE climbing Rainier and then Denali.   On Denali, we met climbers from Colorado who were so overconfident that they were on the mountain and climbed to 17,000 feet in like three days and then bailed because a three day blizzard moved in.  We had more than week's worth of food and fuel, because were were expecting the weather to be like that.   They hiked down and then flew out (because the planes could finally get in) the day I summited.   

Being WAY overconfident does not serve you well in the mountains, even little ones.