Hahaha! Ya your right, I have never been very humble with my opinions. That being said, in my opinion installing permanent hardware, on mount Washington, to help facilitate future rescues, for people who got in over their heads is kinda lame.
Just spoke with someone on the MRS. They were likely placed very recently when the hiker who had the heart attack was rescued. It is also my understanding from this person that the MRS quite often returns and chops bolts that were placed for rescues.
A call is in to Paul Cormier to get the facts but IMO bolts placed by the MRS for rescue purposes are exempt from normal standards and SHOULD NOT BE TOUCHED!
They've been there for a couple years, anyway. Mike pointed them out as we were descending the trail either last summer or year before.
Mike just corrected me. They were placed by Paul and Frank.