RMRU Report: Another Skyline Summer Death

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RMRU Report: Another Skyline Summer Death

Postby Ed » Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:34 am

The latest RMRU report:

http://rmru.org/2022/07/17/2022-019/

Started at 6am on a triple-digit day.
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Re: RMRU Report: Another Skyline Summer Death

Postby guest » Thu Aug 04, 2022 12:56 pm

Another sad story, and one really has to imagine what mindset folks have to attempt this. I think many are after over the top extreme challenges, very "close to the edge" for differing reasons. I've been guilty, but I also know the elements can bring the most hardcore to their knees. Thoughts go out to family & friends, and to all the SAR's for their hard, dangerous work, (down-climbing Skyline is already plenty brutal, but in those conditions, with all the gear they carry, hiking by headlamp, while searching is truly commendable).
Glad RMRU, ( or at least Eric), included the warning at the end of mission report.
Would be nice to know what elev. they found him at, the helo photo appears to be 4-5k ft. (w Ribbonwood and a fairly flat slope in one area). scott
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Re: RMRU Report: Another Skyline Summer Death

Postby Pyrodude » Thu Aug 04, 2022 4:13 pm

Very sad.
My understanding is this was a 23 y/o male who was a Skyline virgin.
Difficult to understand what went into his planning process.
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Re: RMRU Report: Another Skyline Summer Death

Postby Ellen » Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:53 am

Awful :cry: My heart aches for his family and friends.

Very informative write up by RMRU Eric.

I second Scott with a heartfelt thank you to RMRU and the other agencies (Rescue 9/Star-9, DSSAR, Palm Springs SAR) involved in the search. I'm very glad no SAR member was injured in such brutally hot conditions.

From the heart,
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Re: RMRU Report: Another Skyline Summer Death

Postby Ellen » Tue Aug 09, 2022 3:23 pm

About two weeks after the tragic Skyline death, a hiker posted a video of completing Cactus to Clouds (desert-peak-tram) on YouTube and SoCal hikers :roll:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=Iw ... e=youtu.be

The pros and cons of social media :?

Stay safe friends.

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