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Title: accident in Tucks on Mt Washington
Post by: 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
Title: Re: accident in Tucks on Mt Washington
Post by: David_G48 on September 20, 2013, 10:34:35 AM
Sad event. Condolences to his friends and family.
Title: Re: accident in Tucks on Mt Washington
Post by: old_school on September 20, 2013, 01:28:34 PM
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.
Title: Re: accident in Tucks on Mt Washington
Post by: lucky luke on September 20, 2013, 11:53:49 PM
http://www.wmur.com/news/nh-news/man-dies-after-falling-on-mount-washington/-/9857858/22035164/-/30esf6/-/index.html

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

 
Title: Re: accident in Tucks on Mt Washington
Post by: DLottmann on September 21, 2013, 10:06:13 AM
http://www.wmur.com/news/nh-news/man-dies-after-falling-on-mount-washington/-/9857858/22035164/-/30esf6/-/index.html

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


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?
Title: Re: accident in Tucks on Mt Washington
Post by: lucky luke on September 21, 2013, 12:56:42 PM
LL, did this get much publicity up in Quebec?

Maybe not publicity, but maybe it will help some family to see there child after a trip in the mountain.

For that one, I agree with you Dman.

Even if I still love to ice climb pinnacle in a snow storm.

 ;D
Title: Re: accident in Tucks on Mt Washington
Post by: lucky luke on September 21, 2013, 01:46:22 PM
LL, did this get much publicity up in Quebec?

Dave, I went on escaladequebec.com to see what is the publicity. What I red over two or three accident is that they are always experience climber and the fault is the one of the rock. I had the impression that SA and pappy doubt more of the issue of a climb, that an accident can happen whit all there knowledge, than to him as king of the mountain.

Maybe loosing confidence and trying to understand what going on is some thing good in trad and mountaineering.
Title: Re: accident in Tucks on Mt Washington
Post by: DLottmann on September 21, 2013, 01:50:15 PM
Yes, I agree accidents happen to experienced and newbies alike, and that nature is indifferent to us. Confidence must be tempered with some humility.