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Postby rightstar76 » Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:56 pm

Buck, maybe it's like Mt. Everest. People I think just keep going up because that's what they came for and they're not going to let anything stop them. The good news is that a lot of people got scared and wanted to get down after they saw him fall. So it's probably not too many people who kept going like nothing happened. Most people were human and turned around.

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Postby Rosabella » Sat Jun 23, 2007 6:02 am

I wouldn't have wanted to go on after witnessing a fall like that. It's not that I would be scared to.... more the case of knowing that the trip was done at that point. The energy would have totally changed, and there would be no joy in getting to the top.

I guess I can understand people continuing on while climbing Everest... they've trained for months, invested a huge amount of money, and traveled half way around the world - it's most likely a once-in-a-lifetime chance.... but Half Dome or Mt. Shasta will always be there, and it's basically in our back yard.

I've been up Half Dome 6 times and I've NEVER seen lines like that, Alpenbro!! Wow!! :eek: But we've always timed our trips to go up mid-week. I don't think I'd want to get caught in that mess!
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Postby sierranomad » Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:18 pm

I saw lines like that a couple of years ago. I decided to just enjoy the views from the shoulder. Being in a line like that would just take all the fun out of it.
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