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#64392 - 04/30/12 11:49 PM Re: Accident on Black Fly today [Re: Valpine]
alicex4 Offline
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Registered: 07/05/00
Posts: 3400
Condolences to family, friends, and rescuers. Prayers offered for all.

#64394 - 05/01/12 12:25 AM Re: Accident on Black Fly today [Re: alicex4]
LarE Offline

Registered: 10/16/08
Posts: 45
Horrible news. What a terrible thing. Condolences to all.

#64397 - 05/01/12 02:21 AM Re: Accident on Black Fly today [Re: LarE]
quanto_the_mad Offline
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Registered: 05/14/02
Posts: 2628
Loc: brooklyn
That's so sad. My condolences to the family.

#64408 - 05/01/12 02:50 AM Re: Accident on Black Fly today [Re: quanto_the_mad]
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Registered: 12/25/99
Posts: 2467
Loc: Poughkeepsie, NY
This might be the worst climbing accident I've ever heard of. It is one thing for someone leading to take a bad fall; they presumably chose to take the risks that caught up with them. But a 22 year-old girl, who has every reason to believe she is safe on a top-rope, being killed because of a failure of the anchor rigging? Awful, just awful, and all the more so because nothing like this should happen, ever.

May she rest in peace, and may her family find solace in her memory.

#64414 - 05/01/12 04:03 AM Re: Accident on Black Fly today [Re: rg@ofmc]
mrhutt Offline

Registered: 05/02/07
Posts: 51
Loc: NJ
Wow, unbelievably tragic. My siblings and I attended the same tiny, private elementary school as Stephanie. My sister was the grade above her and they did know each other. I believe she will attend the funeral tomorrow.

My deepest condolences to the family. May the Lord comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Edited by mrhutt (05/01/12 04:04 AM)

#64416 - 05/01/12 10:11 AM Re: Accident on Black Fly today [Re: rg@ofmc]
oenophore Online   confused
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Registered: 09/24/01
Posts: 5963
Loc: 212 land
Imagine how the one who set the top anchor must feel.

#64417 - 05/01/12 10:15 AM Re: Accident on Black Fly today [Re: rg@ofmc]
talus Offline

Registered: 08/23/04
Posts: 1259
absolutely horrible. my sincerest condolences to her family! RIP
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#64418 - 05/01/12 01:11 PM Re: Accident on Black Fly today [Re: talus]
crimpy Offline

Registered: 07/02/11
Posts: 330
Loc: Wawarsing
so sorry to hear, i wish the family strength. cant imagine the loss of a child.

#64419 - 05/01/12 01:16 PM Re: Accident on Black Fly today [Re: talus]
phlan Offline

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Registered: 02/11/00
Posts: 2778
Loc: Gardiner, NY
this is truly a worst nightmare scenario... the more I think about it the worse it feels... my deepest sympathy for the survivors of this trauma, and the family... it brought to mind how terrified my stepdaughter is of being lowered because she doesn't trust the rope, gear and belay, and she is right to do so. if she ever does get interested in climbing when she is older maybe she will survive it because she will question everything. that is more important than us being able to "take her climbing" because it is convenient to us.

#64424 - 05/01/12 01:48 PM Re: Accident on Black Fly today [Re: Valpine]
chip Offline
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Registered: 10/06/01
Posts: 2675
Loc: Sittin' Pretty in Fat City
I was stunned when one of my patients yesterday told me that the young woman had died, a friend of the family. So very sad. An activity we all love but understand that the body of knowledge needed is significant. As has been discussed before, you don't know what you don't know and all of us have done potentially catastophic things when climbing but were fortunate to learn from them and become safer. She won't get that chance. I pray for her and her friends/family.

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