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reno


May 2, 2010, 10:46 AM
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Georgia student dies from fall in Tallulah Gorge
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There's a brief piece in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

http://www.ajc.com/...ies-from-512523.html

Anyone else have further? Article alludes that the victim was in the middle of a multiple climber rope team.... not very clear on the specifics. Can't really picture the set-up.

Very sad no matter the cause.


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May 2, 2010, 11:20 AM
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reno wrote:
There's a brief piece in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

http://www.ajc.com/...ies-from-512523.html

Anyone else have further? Article alludes that the victim was in the middle of a multiple climber rope team.... not very clear on the specifics. Can't really picture the set-up.

Very sad no matter the cause.

I posted this yesterday and a mod send it to recycling. anyway, i heard (not 100% confirmed) his parents just got the climbing gear for him before the accident.


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He was a friend of mine and the others involved are some of my closest climbing partners. Out of respect for them, I would prefer that any sort of debate, aka what happened with Mike Tucker, could wait until everyone has had sufficient time to heal.

The gear referenced in the article, was a new helmet which Josh was not wearing during the accident. If you are ever conflicted about whether or not to wear a helmet on a climb, please err on the side of caution. I would hate for this to happen to anyone else.


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johnwesely wrote:
He was a friend of mine and the others involved are some of my closest climbing partners. Out of respect for them, I would prefer that any sort of debate, aka what happened with Mike Tucker, could wait until everyone has had sufficient time to heal.

The gear referenced in the article, was a new helmet which Josh was not wearing during the accident. If you are ever conflicted about whether or not to wear a helmet on a climb, please err on the side of caution. I would hate for this to happen to anyone else.

The UGA climbing wall crew is very close-knit, and even thought I never got to meet Josh, I feel for his family and all you guys who knew and climbed with him.


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Sorry to hear about that.

I hope all his family and you and the rest of his friends find the strength needed to help you through.


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Very sorry to hear about this accident. my thoughts are with the victim's family, and his friends.


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johnwesely wrote:
He was a friend of mine and the others involved are some of my closest climbing partners. Out of respect for them, I would prefer that any sort of debate, aka what happened with Mike Tucker, could wait until everyone has had sufficient time to heal.

My condolences for the loss of your friend. From all accounts, he sounded like a fine person, and I'm certain he is missed greatly.


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My condolences.


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I would just like to thank everyone for the condolences. I will relay them to my friends.
Thank you.


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I'm going to move this to the "In Memory Of" forum. Analysis can wait.


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Thank you.


socalclimber


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Thanks, good call.


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My sincerest condolences to family and friends.


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Very sorry to hear about this terrible accident. My heart goes out to his family and friends. RIP.


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My heart breaks for the family. May the gracious presence of the Lord rest upon you!


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i'd like to add my condolences. my sympathies to friends and family


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What a sad loss. May the peace of God that passes understanding be yours in Christ.


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johnwesely wrote:
He was a friend of mine and the others involved are some of my closest climbing partners. Out of respect for them, I would prefer that any sort of debate, aka what happened with Mike Tucker, could wait until everyone has had sufficient time to heal.

The gear referenced in the article, was a new helmet which Josh was not wearing during the accident. If you are ever conflicted about whether or not to wear a helmet on a climb, please err on the side of caution. I would hate for this to happen to anyone else.

My condolences also. So sorry for the loss of your friend. That's just awful.

GO


skiclimb


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Climbing

In the pursuit of life and joy it is a double edged sword.

We lose a brother we may not have known except he was like us and doing what we do.

To those who knew him best

I hope in time the joy of his life may overshadow his unexpected departure.


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