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#284203 - 04/12/17 12:37 AM Body of experienced hiker found
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
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http://ktla.com/2017/04/11/body-found-on...peak-800-times/

Sad and remarkably tragic ending. One has to wonder what investigation will reveal about the cause of this fatality.
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#284207 - 04/12/17 04:30 AM Re: Body of experienced hiker found [Re: hikermor]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
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Loc: Great Plains
Very sad. No matter how experienced you are accidents and/or bad luck can take you down.
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#284213 - 04/12/17 04:24 PM Re: Body of experienced hiker found [Re: Phaedrus]
haertig Offline
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Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 1903
Loc: Colorado
And at 78 years old, age can take you down as well. That's sad. He was surely in much better shape at 78 than I am at 60. But the body only lasts so long, even if it's in good shape.

You have to admire someone who could (and would!) climb that mountain so many hundreds of times.

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