Page 8 of 8 FirstFirst ... 678
Results 71 to 76 of 76

Thread: PLEASE PRAY!!! Climbers trapped. Mount Hood, Oregon

  1. #71
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    2,679
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 32 Times in 28 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mk10
    The assumption has always been that an injured Kelly James remained holed up in a snow cave while his two buddies braved a blizzard in their heroic attempt to get help.

    Now, what about this scenario? All three climbers were descending during the storm when things suddenly went from bad to worse. A horribly tragic event resulted in Brian Hall and Jerry "Nikko" Cooke being swept into 'the gullies', however Kelly James somehow managed to dodge this bullet. Despondent, yet seeking to avoid the same fate as his friends, Kelly James began a reluctant retreat. Stumbling in the heavy snow, he failed to find the group's original snow cave so he had to dig another. And in this cave...we know the rest...
    I don't think that is accurate. According to the autopsy Kelly never had an injury. He may have been cold or tired, but not injured in any significant way. Also, the snow cave issue seems to be confusing to everybody. There was only one big snow cave, and that's where they found the body. The other "cave" was actually just a platform on the snow, not really a cave at all.

    I'm sure a more detailed investigation (a book) will emerge once they find the other two. Their bodies will tell us a lot. A cut rope, missing equipment, and what they had with them.
    Bill
    Next up: Vermont City Marathon: May, 2011
    EasternLight

  2. #72
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    2,679
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 32 Times in 28 Posts

    Default

    So, did they ever find the other two climbers?

    Maybe they did, but I haven't heard anything. If they found them I'd guess they have a better understanding of what actually occurred.
    Bill
    Next up: Vermont City Marathon: May, 2011
    EasternLight

  3. #73
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Colorado, for now
    Posts
    468
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Default

    I guess not, according to this article:
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...MPLATE=DEFAULT

  4. #74
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    2,679
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 32 Times in 28 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrad Fischroy
    I guess not, according to this article:
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...MPLATE=DEFAULT
    Thanks, thought maybe I missed some news when I was away this summer.
    Bill
    Next up: Vermont City Marathon: May, 2011
    EasternLight

  5. #75
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Colorado, for now
    Posts
    468
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Default

    Personally I find it rather prescient that you asked this the day before the search was resumed. Must have been the planets.

  6. #76
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    2,679
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 32 Times in 28 Posts

    Default

    Anything?

    Was this ever written up in a mountaineering journal or Climbing Magazine?
    Bill
    Next up: Vermont City Marathon: May, 2011
    EasternLight

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •