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Jigsaw Pass Fatality

Postby maverick » Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:33 pm

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Re: Jigsaw Pass Fatality

Postby rayfound » Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:53 pm

Man, that stinks. Anyone have any experience with the pass she fell from? The scree in the pictures looks pretty hairy, but is this pass frequented much?
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Re: Jigsaw Pass Fatality

Postby maverick » Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:25 pm

The pass is very loose scree, have done it twice, once from each side, a chute needs to be followed on the Bishop side, with a heavy pack extreme care needs to be taken. As with any class 2 or 3 pass, if one goes off route, especially with a heavy pack, things can get into class 3 or above very fast, but one can easily loose footing in a steep scree filled chute too, not saying that either of these happened in this case, but they could happen on just about any Sierra pass with similar characteristics.
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Re: Jigsaw Pass Fatality

Postby rayfound » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:28 pm

A risk we all take I guess.

Sad for all involved. On some level, I really prefer tragedies when the person involved was clearly doing something dumb that I would never do. But this seems like it could have been just about anyone.
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