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Admin Al:
http://www.wmur.com/news/nh-news/man-dies-after-falling-on-mount-washington/-/9857858/22035164/-/30esf6/-/index.html

David_G48:
Sad event. Condolences to his friends and family.

old_school:
Right there with you David. Got a call yesterday. A beautiful day with friends and family...this stuff isn't supposed to happen, but we are reminded constantly of the dangers that present themselves in the Mountains. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.

lucky luke:

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second death in mountain/climbing for quebec this year and there is less than a thousand climber.

 

DMan:

--- Quote from: lucky luke on September 20, 2013, 11:53:49 PM ---
--- Quote from: Admin Al on September 20, 2013, 06:18:26 AM ---http://www.wmur.com/news/nh-news/man-dies-after-falling-on-mount-washington/-/9857858/22035164/-/30esf6/-/index.html

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second death in mountain/climbing for quebec this year and there is less than a thousand climber.


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If we open this up to non-fatal incidents I think it might worth it for our friends to the north to help raise general awareness of how deadly Mount Washington can be. A couple weeks ago a few Quebecois broke into the Observatory at 10pm because they were "too cold" and scared to go down. Last year another group broke into a State owned truck to seek shelter on the summit. Fall is a very popular time for Quebecois to visit and climb Mt. Washington, and is one of the busiest times for S&R to get called up there.

I don't mean this to sound prejudice, but as LL is pointing out, I think Quebecois have a higher rate of incidents here percentage wise than Americans, at least in the Fall. And I've certainly noticed a certain air of confidence or cavalier-ness from some of the french speaking groups I've met on the trail... there is a cultural thing at work here I think...

LL, did this get much publicity up in Quebec?

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