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glassgowkiss

Squamish death toll

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There was a second, fatal accident on the Chief within 6 weeks. 

Wonder if it's just due to general increase in number of climbers? But having two back to back accidents like this is a bit a new thing. I remember several rescues from the Chief, but mostly for fractures or dislocations/sprains. 

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Don't know any details on the latest. 6 weeks ago, looks like some sort of mistake/miscommunication. Apparently he fell 30m, as starting to follow a pitch on Grand Wall. Either miscommunication with leader or mistake in setting up a belay. 

Second one happened on New Life, below Astro Ledge. 

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1 hour ago, glassgowkiss said:

Don't know any details on the latest. 6 weeks ago, looks like some sort of mistake/miscommunication. Apparently he fell 30m, as starting to follow a pitch on Grand Wall. Either miscommunication with leader or mistake in setting up a belay. 

Second one happened on New Life, below Astro Ledge. 

Surprising that the first scenario  (miscommunication) doesn’t Happen more often.  

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for every one of us living in this world means waiting for our end

let he who can achieve glory before death

when a warrior is gone that will be his best and only bulwark

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I would only add, that these things should be named as incidents, not accidents. There is a string of events and decisions that lead to injury or death, not some bad luck. 

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On 8/11/2019 at 10:36 AM, glassgowkiss said:

I would only add, that these things should be named as incidents, not accidents. There is a string of events and decisions that lead to injury or death, not some bad luck. 

Yes my wise Polish one....it is all a part of God's plan. Not an accident.  Petition to change it to "Incidents in North America"?

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