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Anyone know anything about this accident? I don't understand what happened.

Thanks,

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boymeetsrock


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In case you hadn't seen this:

http://www.supertopo.com/...young-climbers-death


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Thanks for the link. That answers my question.

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you should go into that thread and tell the dad his definition of trad is wrong


phillygoat


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redlude97 wrote:
you should go into that thread and tell the dad his definition of trad is wrong

Shame on you.


milesenoell


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It reads as a compelling argument for wearing helmets.


billl7


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redlude97 wrote:
you should go into that thread and tell the dad his definition of trad is wrong
He did a good job of explaining what happened. Enough said.


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redlude97 wrote:
you should go into that thread and tell the dad his definition of trad is wrong

That's a miserable thing to say under these sad circumstances. Let's hope you have enough sense to stay out of that thread.

r.c


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May 22, 2010, 3:35 PM
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Tragic accidicent. RIP.

Helmets guys helmets. They can and do save lives. A friend of a friend of mine was in a similar accident with pro pulling and flipping upside down. Smacked the back of his head, concussion, badly damaged helmet, blood stains on the wall for over a year later. Hospital trip but no major injuries.


quiteatingmysteak


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patto wrote:
Tragic accidicent. RIP.

Helmets guys helmets. They can and do save lives. A friend of a friend of mine was in a similar accident with pro pulling and flipping upside down. Smacked the back of his head, concussion, badly damaged helmet, blood stains on the wall for over a year later. Hospital trip but no major injuries.

I so rarely wear a brain bucket, though I own three. I am not going to pretend that I have the forsight to say that I have been doing the right thing. Such a stupid habit, time to break that and hopefully more follow suit.


sausalito


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Glad to see a family member that sees an opportunity to use their loved ones death as an opportunity to remind us all that helmets are important and that climbing is dangerous. To often we are told not to ask questions to protect the family. I have never understood this position and it seems this father gets it.


Gabel


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Sorry to hear about the accident. My condolences to family and friends.

I think the irony is, that while these A&I messageboards are on the interwebz along with crappy arguments on youtube and japanese porn, they are important and they can save lives.
Unlike all the shit on the web, they CAN make a difference if only one climber is reminded about mistakes he is doing or only one climber reflects about his actions once again.

Take care guys,

Gabriel


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May 24, 2010, 10:28 AM
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My condolences go out to his family, friends, and fellow climbers. No matter what happened it is tragic and I am sure there are a whole lot of climbers that will miss him very much.

I was glad to hear that USA climbing gave his team all byes into the divisional competition. That way they could attend the funeral instead of competing in their regional event.

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


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