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dolphja


Aug 23, 2010, 10:17 AM
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--A very sad status update this morning: the untimely death of 23-year-old Belgian climber Chloé Graftiaux, winner of this year's World Cup at the Teva Mountain Games. Thoughts & prayers to her family and friends.--

don't know all the details yet but i'm sure more will come.


boymeetsrock


Aug 23, 2010, 11:40 AM
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Link: http://www.climbing.com/...ux_dies_in_the_alps/

Sad news. RIP.


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Aug 23, 2010, 11:52 AM
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So terribly sad and tragic. She was soooo young.

What a year, we have lost so many of our brethren.

Rest in Peace Dear Chloe. My sincerest condolences to her family and loved ones.

You can leave condolences here:
http://chloegraftiaux.com


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dolphja


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yea, it's wiki too Frown http://en.wikipedia.org/...Chlo%C3%A9_Graftiaux

be careful out there everyone and increase your survivability as much as possible.


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Gabel


Aug 26, 2010, 11:25 AM
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Unsure

Rest in peace, sister.


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Aug 26, 2010, 12:11 PM
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I had not heard of Chloe until this thread but it sounds like she was one hell of a young talent. Very sad indeed.

It's unclear from the planetmountain.com and Wiki articles whether the rockfall was caused by Chloe as she downclimbed or if she was just in it's path.

Either way, add this accident to these two

http://www.rockclimbing.com/...d;page=unread#unread

http://www.rockclimbing.com/...d;page=unread#unread

and it seems like there have been a lot of ropeless falls from "easy" cliff top terrain this season.

Kind of spooky.


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Moved this thread to this forum as it seems more apropriate.


Zeno


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Yes, very sad indeed. Being a Belgian I remember Chloe as a real talent when she was participating championships.


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