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Old Today, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Has anyone been following this story? I am always saddened when I hear about missing/dead climbers.

It's an activity that I've always been curious about, but I think I'd be satisfied with just reaching base camps and enjoying the views. The higher elevations pose way too many risks (even aside from death) for me.

Sad thing is, these unrecovered bodies often remain frozen on these mountains and are often encountered by other climbers on subsequent journeys.
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Old Today, 02:00 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Even though I am somewhat sympathetic to the families of lost climbers I remind myself that anyone climbing at this level of risk/expertise is well aware of the danger. They knowingly put themselves in those situations and are hopefully as well outfitted and prepared as possible. The people I care even more about are the climb support people, the emergency rescuers; pilots and ground crews. This isn't some fulfillment of a life long personal dream to them.

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