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Jeff W

Climber missing on Mt Adams

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WOW..that guy is tough as nails. "I am hurt and I am getting the hell out of here!!!" Glad to hear that he is alive and safe, I was starting to think we were not going to have a good ending to this story. But WOW, what a story.

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It would be interesting to find out if Derek has been watching Man vs. Wild, the Bear Grylls program on Discovery. Bear seems to be eating grubs or other insects in nearly every episode. Maybe Bear Grylls could learn something from Derek's survival strategy.

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centipedes, millipedes, it's just too damn many legs.

 

Now grubs! Soft, squishy, proteiny and not all those gaggy legs!

 

:hcluv:

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what a nice surprise to get a happy finish. . .

 

Wow--those SAR folks really do go the extra mile!

 

Joking aside, mad props to all those who sacrificed their time and energy to bring this to a joyous conclusion and for the amazing will to survive at display in Mssr. Mamoyac (sp?).

 

Isn't it about time to hold some sort of fundraiser for our local SAR boys? Tis the season.

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I was up on Adams today hiking around and was half thinking of trying some of the grubs, just to see what it would be like. I opted for the PBJ instead. Still curious though. Snails are good, albeit a bit gritty. Not sure if they would be good without all the fancy cookin though.

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That is awesome that he was found. Way to go SAR. Also the MLU debate has moved to Mt. Adams now. http://www.katu.com/news/31231924.html#idc-ctools

Evidently he was irresponsible for not bringing a GPS "so that people could locate him" In all seriousness, was to go Mr. Mamoyac I'm not sure how many people would be able to do what you did, good job.

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We are all very glad that Derek was found alive and for all intents and purposes, OK. But let's remember a few things: Derek had never climbed a mountain like Adams before, he didn't know where he was going (no map, compass, GPS, etc), he had to rent his gear (i.e., suggesting that he wasn't very experienced in its use), he went at not so great a time of year (there was some pretty serious weather up high that was easily forecasted), and he went alone. In short, he was very lucky to have been found alive, but I respect the fact that he did all he could to get himself down and out under his own power. I just hope he learned a valuable lesson.

 

"Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from surviving bad judgment."

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Agreed Sobo,

 

Three quarters of the time mountaineering is go up until you reach the top, then turn around and go down until you reach the car.

 

All this extraneous gear and training is just there to keep us from dying in the event things go bad....... and they can go bad so very fast up there.

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It would be interesting to find out if Derek has been watching Man vs. Wild, the Bear Grylls program on Discovery. Bear seems to be eating grubs or other insects in nearly every episode. Maybe Bear Grylls could learn something from Derek's survival strategy.

 

Bear Grylls is a fake.

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It would be interesting to find out if Derek has been watching Man vs. Wild, the Bear Grylls program on Discovery. Bear seems to be eating grubs or other insects in nearly every episode. Maybe Bear Grylls could learn something from Derek's survival strategy.

 

Bear Grylls is a fake.

 

I don't think Bear Grylls has done a show for survival in the mountains with a broken ankle.

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