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majid_sabet


Feb 15, 2010, 2:05 PM
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Fatal Climbing Accident In Red River Gorge feb 15,2010
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Does any one knows what happen this weekend in RRG?


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majid_sabet wrote:
Does any one knows what happen this weekend in RRG?

What I could find.

http://www.wbko.com/...dlines/84401492.html

http://www.wkyt.com/...dlines/84351077.html

http://www.wlky.com/...22567021/detail.html

All about the same.

JB


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strange. who climbs with a dozen people?


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It was a hiker free soloing up a pinnacle is hiking boots. He lost his balance on top of the pinnacle and fell.


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I don't want to disrespect the victim of this tragic accident, but the media mislabeling this as a "climbing" accident will only hurt access in an already touchy place.

This was NOT a climber. It was a scrambler, hiker, whatever, but to call it a climbing accident would be like calling a drowning on an inner tube with no life jacket a "whitewater rafting accident."


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looks as if most local reports are calling it a "camping" accident, although I couldnt find anything in Louisville's Couier-Journal about it.


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pdpcardsfan wrote:
looks as if most local reports are calling it a "camping" accident, although I couldnt find anything in Louisville's Couier-Journal about it.

Yes, they do, because one of the responders on the scene was Rick Weber, and he made it a point to clarify this.

There is a thread at redriverclimbing.com about this accident.

Regardless of what you call this guy, it is a sad start for 2010 at the Red, and heartbreaking for his family and friends.


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