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Lincoln's Throat call out

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Admin Al:
Apparently there was a call-out for a S&R over in the Lincoln's Throat vicinity today. Someone went out to solo it and has not returned. Considering how cold it was last night and today with fairly high wind speeds up high, we can only hope for the best. That's a long way off the beaten path and a carry-out would be extremely difficult at best.

DaveR:
They were out overnight? Off the beat and path but not the kind of place you would get lost.

Admin Al:
According to Rick Wilcox of IME, the missing climber was found a little while ago. Apparently he did the ice climb yesterday, summited, and ended up being out overnight on the top of Little Haystack. When they found him he was OK and he was choppered out this afternoon. As Rick put it with much understatement, "it must have been a cold night outside above treeline last night!"

Pete Jackson:

--- Quote from: Admin Al on December 12, 2013, 04:38:38 PM ---According to Rick Wilcox of IME, the missing climber was found a little while ago. Apparently he did the ice climb yesterday, summited, and ended up being out overnight on the top of Little Haystack. When they found him he was OK and he was choppered out this afternoon. As Rick put it with much understatement, "it must have been a cold night outside above treeline last night!"

--- End quote ---

Glad to hear he is OK. I am certain that he had a cold cold cold night...

DaveR:
YIKES, He must have been pretty wiped out to have to be choppered out. The observatory was talking about high winds today.

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