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  • 11yr old ice climber dies in Catskills

    It happened on Saturday, Feb 29th. The young man was climbing with his father and friends. I can't post a link. I believe his body wasn't recovered until Sunday.

  • #2
    Tragic story.

    https://www.news10.com/news/11-year-...300-foot-fall/

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    • #3
      Very sad. Successful (and probably fun) day of climbing with dad and friends followed by tragedy on the walk out. Condolences to this boys' family.

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      • #4
        So sad. Sounded like they did everything right, except the 11 year old boy let go of a safety rope on a sketchy section of trail per a report I read on one of the Catskill pages.

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        • #5
          Very sad. Too young to die hiking.
          Nothing like being in the woods.

          http://www.gerardsadirondackpics.shutterfly.com

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          • #6
            Terrible.

            News of this accident was a subject on Albany area 6 O'Clock News tonight. They referred to an area called Dark Side.

            Seems to be the cliffs on the north side of Platte Clove a well known waterfall ravine which is how I came to know and hike it.

            Found a link. https://www.mountainproject.com/rout...3504/icewalker

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            • #7
              Originally posted by gebby View Post
              So sad. Sounded like they did everything right, except the 11 year old boy let go of a safety rope on a sketchy section of trail per a report I read on one of the Catskill pages.
              I wonder why he wasn't clipped into the rope?

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              • gebby
                gebby commented
                Editing a comment
                That is a very good question. They certainly had the equipment since they were ice climbing. Complacency? Fatigue? :(

            • #8
              Sometimes its up to heavier people to realize that lighter people don't have the traction on ice. Light people don't have the weight to push points into the ice. I feel like it should be stated.
              I might be kidding...

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