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  • Mass. hiker falls into Tuckerman Ravine crevasse

    A friend just emailed me the link to the article....

    Be safe out there.

    Mass. hiker falls into Tuckerman Ravine crevasse; rescuers get no response

  • #2
    So terrible.

    Many positive thoughts to the family.
    I am downwind.

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    • #3
      Horrible.

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      • #4
        Seems like a grim outcome is likely....
        Go for adventure, take pix, but make certain to bring'em back alive!

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        • #5
          Yikes. Was it in the waterfall hole?
          More Snow Please?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by surf88 View Post
            Yikes. Was it in the waterfall hole?
            The reports from yesterday mentioned heavy amounts of running water inside the crevasse, but I think it's somwhat to lookers Right of the usual Waterfall hole.
            Go for adventure, take pix, but make certain to bring'em back alive!

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            • #7
              Another article I found via the Observatory's facebook page yesterday.

              http://www.unionleader.com/article/2...WS07/704039941

              A friend described it to me as the "perennial crevasse" about a third of the way up the lip that the boot pack typically goes just to the right of.
              "It happens the second I step foot into the mountains. It's like walking through a portal where instantly I am in a different world. What's going on with my computer and iPhone is totally irrelevant" ~Jeremy Jones

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              • #8
                Very sad news for all parties involved...
                Ohhh, they have the internet on computers now?!?!

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                • #9
                  Looks like it will be days to weeks before they can recover his body:

                  http://www.unionleader.com/article/2...WS07/704049967

                  "Information is not knowledge
                  Knowledge is not wisdom
                  Wisdom is not truth
                  Truth is not beauty
                  Beauty is not love
                  Love is not music
                  Music is THE BEST."

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                  • #10
                    From what I gathered, they attempted a rope descent into the crevasse to only about 30ft down... couldn't go further due to lack of rope. Looked deeper...guessed about another 20-30ft and could not see any thing further. Body must have gone way down and likely caught i the stream under the ice/snow pack. Search postponed until possibly today but likely it'll be a recovery mission starting tomorrow.

                    He was a long time veteran of TUX and the area. Could happen to any of us folks!

                    The big crevasses are a month early!
                    Carvé Diem!
                    Energy follows thought

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                    • #11
                      Have they gotten to this man yet?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by PWDR8S View Post
                        ...attempted a rope descent into the crevasse to only about 30ft down... couldn't go further due to lack of rope. Looked deeper...guessed about another 20-30ft and could not see any thing further. Body must have gone way down and likely caught i the stream under the ice/snow pack. ...
                        Ranger Jeff is a tough cookie and if he could get no further into the crevasse, it must have been damned tight!

                        Originally posted by photodude View Post
                        Have they gotten to this man yet?
                        I think they will go up daily to look into all the crevasses that open below the one he fell into. Unless they have a reason to lower someone in, they probably won't. It's no good risking another life when hope is gone and recovery is the only goal.

                        The snowpack is already undermined and that undermining process will continue as the running water transports heat under the snowpack. The man's body will probably continue progressing lower in the ever growing cavern under the snowpack. One can hope he will be spotted soon, but it could be a long time.
                        Go for adventure, take pix, but make certain to bring'em back alive!

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                        • #13
                          This is mainly background info, and the pictures all just random from prior seasons, but still interesting:
                          http://blog.nhstateparks.org/?p=2305
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                          • #14
                            What is this?

                            Can someone comment on what has happened in this picture? It's from the link jshefftz just posted. I haven't seen a picture like this before..

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                            • #15
                              I was also wondering about that...
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