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  1. Another accident on Hood

    Nope. Aside from a few of their efforts (puppy mills, animal testing, and general dog abuse), I don't really support PETA. I also didn't post to their board because they aren't bringing dogs up on mountains in dangerous and potentially hypothermic weather. I don't object to climbing with a dog in good weather, but doing it in snow is ridiculously stupid and dangerous.
  2. Another accident on Hood

    First, thanks to all the rescuers helping in the effort. Second, no second guessing as to why these climbers are out there. I respect their desire and right to do so in whatever conditions they feel capable of doing it in. However, I know I will get reamed for this but, I don't respect anyone's decision to bring a dog up there. WTF? That dog isn't trained to climb. That dog can't guage a ledge. That dog didn't make a choice to go up a mountain in these conditions. I'm an animal lover and freak out in the az summer when dog owners don't see fit to supply their overly panting dogs water when walking them in 100 degree weather. I pray, more than anything, that dog makes it off the mountain. I pray that his owners do too, but if the dog don't, well so much for my sympathies for its owner.
  3. best of cc.com Mt. Hood events speculation

    As much as you guys bitch or complain, you guys would be bored to death if all the traffic didn't come on this site after the tragedy at Mt. Hood.
  4. best of cc.com Mt. Hood events speculation

    So what can be gained by this or any other discussion on this tragedy? I will ask a simple question and I expect someone here can answer it...where is the best location online where a climber who is unfamiliar with Hood can get a detailed route map of Hood? As I recall, Jerry posted on one of these climbing forums that they were having trouble finding maps. Is there a site all climbers can go that features a collection of route maps? Are maps available at stations around the mountain? At the summit? If not, can pdf maps of each mountain be "stickied" in a thread at the top of each forum?
  5. best of cc.com Mt. Hood events speculation

    Off_white: I can see the humor in your post and I can understand the ridiculousness of my question from the viewpoint of a regular climber. I'm just saying that not only do experienced climbers attempt these climbs, but some pretty inexperienced ones do to and not too bright ones do too (I've seen many a rescue from geniuses here in Arizona who attempt to climb a mountain in 90+ degrees with insufficient water.) Can they not put maps in the same places these guys left their notes? You act like it's a ridiculous question of a non-climber but Jerry, who was an experienced climber, had trouble locating the maps.
  6. best of cc.com Mt. Hood events speculation

    So what can be gained by this or any other discussion on this tragedy? I will ask a simple question and I expect someone here can answer it...where is the best location online where a climber who is unfamiliar with Hood can get a detailed route map of Hood? As I recall, Jerry posted on one of these climbing forums that they were having trouble finding maps. Is there a site all climbers can go that features a collection of route maps? Are maps available at stations around the mountain? At the summit? If not, can pdf maps of each mountain be "stickied" in a thread at the top of each forum?
  7. best of cc.com Mt. Hood events speculation

    So what can be gained by this or any other discussion on this tragedy? I will ask a simple question and I expect someone here can answer it...where is the best location online where a climber who is unfamiliar with Hood can get a detailed route map of Hood? As I recall, Jerry posted on one of these climbing forums that they were having trouble finding maps. Is there a site all climbers can go that features a collection of route maps? Are maps available at stations around the mountain? At the summit? If not, can pdf maps of each mountain be "stickied" in a thread at the top of each forum?
  8. best of cc.com Mt. Hood events speculation

    Arrogance is believing you have the facts when in reality (a) only three people actually know what happened and they are presumably all dead (b) you don't know if they tried to call before they finally got through but found they were out of range, or © that they felt they were in trouble or danger AND IN A POSITION TO USE THE PHONE for any extended period prior to the call Kelly made to his family. That said, I do agree that many of the climbers on this forum are so full of themselves that they are beyond extending their knowledge and expertise to others and prefer instead to belittle eveyone else's interest in their sport and people's concerns. However, I also think they take all of this as an attack on their sport, which I think is misguided. But whatever.
  9. best of cc.com Mt. Hood events speculation

    Um.. I only hit submit on that post once, so apparently "someone" thought it was a point that beared repeating over and over and over....
  10. best of cc.com Mt. Hood events speculation

    Um.. I only hit submit on that post once, so apparently "someone" thought it was a point that beared repeating over and over and over....
  11. best of cc.com Mt. Hood events speculation

    I'm quite cerain you stand between eveyone and happiness, but not for reasons you think or dream... What I've also discovered through my experience on this board is that even if I was suffering from hypothermia on any mountaintop and my only hopes for survival were me, my DD's and (most of) you and a bit of carnal in a sleeping bag, I'd rather die and let your peckers freeze off (if the natural coldness within you hasn't left them inoperable already, which would explain a lot in this forum.) : )
  12. best of cc.com Mt. Hood events speculation

    I'm quite cerain you stand between eveyone and happiness, but not for reasons you think or dream... What I've also discovered through my experience on this board is that even if I was suffering from hypothermia on any mountaintop and my only hopes for survival were me, my DD's and (most of) you and a bit of carnal in a sleeping bag, I'd rather die and let your peckers freeze off (if the natural coldness within you hasn't left them inoperable already, which would explain a lot in this forum.) : )
  13. best of cc.com Mt. Hood events speculation

    I'm quite cerain you stand between eveyone and happiness, but not for reasons you think or dream... What I've also discovered through my experience on this board is that even if I was suffering from hypothermia on any mountaintop and my only hopes for survival were me, my DD's and (most of) you and a bit of carnal in a sleeping bag, I'd rather die and let your peckers freeze off (if the natural coldness within you hasn't left them inoperable already, which would explain a lot in this forum.) : )
  14. best of cc.com Mt. Hood events speculation

    An observation that hasn't been pointed out...kellys brother said that he was found in the 3-man cave with only one glove on. There was one glove found in the small cave which was speculated to have been made to simply shelter them from the conditions as they worked and anchored...leading me to believe that kelly had been in that anchored cave at some point and that something caused him to leave the glove behind before returning to the 3-man cave...
  15. best of cc.com Mt. Hood events speculation

    Yo, dimwit...I suppose every smoker should sign a waiver saying they will pay for fire rescue services when their house goes up in flames because they fell asleep with a lit cigarette, or any person who gets a drivers license should sign a waiver stsing that they will pay for rescue services whenever they make some ignorant move that causes a car accident? Those services cost the taxpayers money too and more often and cumulatively more expensive than the few mountain rescues in one year...shit happens to stupid people and brilliant people...as humans we do what we have to in order to help each other. If you think otherwise, then you're just a self-centered ass...
  16. Mt. Hood Epic...

    Everyone bitches about taxes until the shoe is on the other foot. When someone they love is lost and can't be found, their tune will change.
  17. Mount Hood: Recovery Mission

    CNN is reporting that this has officially been classified as a recovery mission.
  18. Kelly James Donation Fund

    From oregonlive.com: James family sets up donation fund The family of Kelly James have set up a fund in his name in Hood River to help offset the costs of the search to local authorities. The Hood River County Sheriff's Office said the family has received an outpouring of support from around the world, including numerous requests to donate money. The family wanted to help because the search cost was roughly $5,000 a day and the sheriff's budget for search and rescue for the year was about $14,000. The fund has been set up at the US Bank in Hood River. Donations can be made at any US Bank branch in the United States, sheriff's officials said. Or they can be sent to: Hood River County Search and Rescue c/o US Bank Hood River Office 1309 12th St Hood River, OR 97031 The account number is 153659730656
  19. MT Hood Continued

    I'm actually not religious either, but I was saying "God Bless Your Brother" to show my appreciation for what he, as a rescuer, is doing and to let her know that I hope God is keeping him safe. It's a term people say worldwide, zealous or not. But, as I'm seeing with just about everything, as long as I'm not climbing to summits of Rainier, Hood, the Alps or elsewhere, not even my well-wishes and appreciation for rescuers is welcome. I appreciate your last posts, Gary. You stand for something good in this community.
  20. MT Hood Continued

    This might help alleviate some of the questions posted here about the trek the climbers took. It was created by cnn, so it would be helpful for someone experienced on Mount Hood or part of rescue to confirm the chain of events depicted by cnn is correct: http://www.cnn.com/interactive/us/0612/map.climber.path/frameset.exclude.html
  21. MT Hood Continued

    Addressed, specifically to Kevbone's post: Why is there so much hostility in this community? Did it ever occur to you that many of these "newbies" have come here because they are inspired by the mountains, these climbers, and their way of life? Did it ever occur to you that many of these newbies are being introduced to this sport through this tragedy? Did it ever occur to you that these newbies may be in your ranks on the mountain someday? Instead of being rude and selfish, why not embrace the fact that this tragic event may actually bring positive attention to this sport? I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. Do you really think Jerry, Brian and Kelly would want their death (Kelly, at least) to result in a negative spotlight on the very sport that brought them so much joy? Stop giving them and every other mountaineer who welcomes others into the sport such a bad name.
  22. MT Hood Continued

    ...And thanks for answering my other question about the backpack...
  23. MT Hood Continued

    God bless your brother.
  24. MT Hood Continued

    A wise person once told me: "Only a simple minded person tells another person to shut up, for their only concerns are their own personal thoghts, considerations, interests and points of view...such people should be quarantined to their own deserted island where they can live out their days in bliss."
  25. MT Hood Continued

    Can one lay on one's backpack? Maybe they mistook "bivy sack" for backpack, which very well could have been one of the other guys, whose sleeping pad was found in the other cave. The connection on the phone was choppy. God, I wish that were recorded...where's government tapping when you need it?
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