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Famed Swiss climber Erhard Loretan dies in fall in Alps

5:02 a.m. on April 29, 2011 (EDT)
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1:59 p.m. on April 29, 2011 (EDT)
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Hmmm ....   It was his time.

I'm sticking with the 'Rock Wall' at the 'Y', for now.

r2

8:01 p.m. on April 29, 2011 (EDT)
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Sad news indeed.....he had many good years left.

12:15 a.m. on May 2, 2011 (EDT)
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...   he had many good years left.  

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Mike,

Many people make this mistake, so don't feel I am focusing on you.

To be correct, the deceased had NO MORE YEARS LEFT.

Why?   Because it was 'his time'.

We commonly hear, when a younger person passes, that " He / she died before his / her time".

Not true.   The person died EXACTLY at their appointed time.   Not BEFORE.  Think about it.

Yogi Robt

3:57 a.m. on May 2, 2011 (EDT)
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..Think about it...

 I'd love to address your comments, but this isn't the thread for such.

Ed

7:49 a.m. on May 2, 2011 (EDT)
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..Think about it...

 I'd love to address your comments, but this isn't the thread for such.

Yes.  Lively debate might ensue.

I am not a "fatalist"; but, there are some valid points to be made, relative to my statement.

Not here, though; I agree.

Yogi Robt

 

4:26 p.m. on May 5, 2011 (EDT)
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Wow sounds like this guy may have been another of the fanatical climbers who succeed to the adrenalin drug of bigger and riskier is better.  I have not read the article.

4:31 p.m. on May 5, 2011 (EDT)
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Wow, I have now read the article and maybe can see the situation on the mountain.  The client did not want to continue as he felt the risks his guide were taking were unnecessarily high and then the guide walked over and started shaking him. 

They fell.

Shame the client got injured and glad he did not die too.

3:20 p.m. on May 27, 2011 (EDT)
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Wasnt there so dont really know the facts.

6:23 a.m. on May 28, 2011 (EDT)
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A friend of mine has a take on that expression, "Nine times-out-of ten ... (yada-yada-yada, etc.)"

He says, "That 10% will get you .... unfailingly".

I am a 'risk-taker' myself.   I don't want to be tethered to another one.

~ r2 ~

10:57 a.m. on May 30, 2011 (EDT)
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Screw this guy, he's a baby killer.

6:09 p.m. on June 1, 2011 (EDT)
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this thread inspired some fairly unexpected comments.

my takeaway is that no matter how skilled you are, you have to respect the mountain and make safety your first priority.  even doing all of that, the best climbers can fall.

 

 

10:18 p.m. on June 1, 2011 (EDT)
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leadbelly2550 said:

this thread inspired some fairly unexpected comments. 

 I was thinking about the same thing

7:52 p.m. on June 2, 2011 (EDT)
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gonzan said:

leadbelly2550 said:

this thread inspired some fairly unexpected comments. 

 I was thinking about the same thing

 ...and some that went unsaid too! haha

9:54 p.m. on June 2, 2011 (EDT)
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Robert Rowe said:

trouthunter said:

...   he had many good years left.  

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Mike,

Many people make this mistake, so don't feel I am focusing on you.

To be correct, the deceased had NO MORE YEARS LEFT.

Why?   Because it was 'his time'.

We commonly hear, when a younger person passes, that " He / she died before his / her time".

Not true.   The person died EXACTLY at their appointed time.   Not BEFORE.  Think about it.

Yogi Robt

That's a cool story, are you a philosopher or something? 

We are indeed fortunate to have such wisdom to behold.

Back on topic..... it's tragedy for sure but I wasn't there so I don't get to comment.

6:23 a.m. on June 3, 2011 (EDT)
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Paully said:

Robert Rowe said:

trouthunter said:

...   he had many good years left.  

______________________________________________

 

Mike,

Many people make this mistake, so don't feel I am focusing on you.

To be correct, the deceased had NO MORE YEARS LEFT.

Why?   Because it was 'his time'.

We commonly hear, when a younger person passes, that " He / she died before his / her time".

Not true.   The person died EXACTLY at their appointed time.   Not BEFORE.  Think about it.

Yogi Robt

That's a cool story, are you a philosopher or something? 

We are indeed fortunate to have such wisdom to behold.

 

... Gleaned from The BOOK of LIFE ....

~r2~

7:31 p.m. on July 1, 2011 (EDT)
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I am guilty as well for posting dead climber posts, but can we talk about climbing, not falling?

Otherwise we should suggest that the forum name be changed from the CLIMBING forum to the FALLING forum. 

7:12 a.m. on July 2, 2011 (EDT)
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Good idea !

10:16 a.m. on July 5, 2011 (EDT)
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From up here in my neck of the woods this weekend, this can be the first post in the FALLING forum:

http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2011/jul/04/hiker-plunges-down-snow-face-on-aasgard-pass/

10:40 p.m. on July 6, 2011 (EDT)
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Good one.

~r2~

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