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2004-10-23 05:15:06 AM  
Glad it wasn't my brother.
2004-10-23 05:15:23 AM  
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2004-10-23 05:19:09 AM  
Yay! I win at internets, orrinbloquy!!!111!1!1!one1!1!1
2004-10-23 05:21:00 AM  
headline= wtf you not finish that for laaaa bye
2004-10-23 05:21:51 AM  
one chance, don't want it, good luck. 2nd trip should be come with a million dollar price tag, cash, upfront. Next time one wants to take a walk, go the the neighborhood park.
2004-10-23 05:41:07 AM  
I think that's supposed to be:

Stranded climbers refuse help. Change minds after seeing bodies of other climbers being airlifted off mountain
2004-10-23 05:41:46 AM  
oh, and I just read the article. WTF? refused to be rescued? That is retarded. Are they my 80 year old grandparents hiking in the sieras?

"come on buddy... come on buddy."(dave chappelle style)


"no, don't fuss over me"

if my post makes no sense its because its really late, and as towley would say "I have no idea whats going on."
2004-10-23 05:44:22 AM  

your website is freaking me out why is it just a dog in a mirror?
2004-10-23 05:48:14 AM  
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2004-10-23 05:49:17 AM  
Cos objects in mirror may be closer than they appear.
2004-10-23 05:51:44 AM  
why yall brutalizing me!

/that movie was awesome, but I dont get the reffrence
2004-10-23 05:55:38 AM  
A park ranger described the duo as tired, hungry and cold but quote-happy to be alive."

What sort of farktard grammar is that?
2004-10-23 05:58:33 AM  

IIRC, at the end of the film, the TV show becomes about him getting caught in dangerous situations every week (mountain climbing, floods, car wrecks, etc.) and fighting off the rescue workers sent to help him.

/been a few months since I saw it, though...
2004-10-23 06:00:16 AM  
oh yeah I remember that, good catch.
2004-10-23 06:07:50 AM  
Sir (putting hand over eye and looking both at Bob and to Bob's right) Well bang goes his application then. (he tears up form) Now let me fill you in. I'm leading this expedition and we're going to climb both peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Bob I thought there was only one peak, sir.
Sir (getting up, putting one hand over one eye again and going to large map of Africa on wall and peering at it at point-blank range) Well, that'll save a bit of time. Well done. Now the object of this expedition is to see if we can find any traces of last year's expedition.
Bob Last year's expedition?
Sir Yes, my brother was leading that, they were going to build a bridge between the two peaks, (looks at map with one hand over eye) My idea I'm afraid.
2004-10-23 06:10:18 AM  
sounds like the british, monty python perhaps?
2004-10-23 06:28:55 AM  
I was up in that area when the storm rolled in, out on the white mountains. Trust me, it wasn't a freak storm; two days before it rained/snowed, and the sky had been gloomy, dark, and foreboding leading up to it. Thus, the group I was with changed our original plans from a hiking trip in the eastern sierras to the alpine desert of the white mountains. The people who plodded along were dumbasses who didn't know how to read a weather map, plain and simple.
2004-10-23 06:55:59 AM  
Bravo guys...Commen sense prevailed.
2004-10-23 07:41:37 AM  
Anyone noticed the following headline under local news in the left-hand margin of the article?

"Christopher Reeve appears in California stem call ad"

Poor man died lobbying for stem cell research (well not literally) and they can't even spell it right.

Christopher Reeve rocked. RIP
2004-10-23 08:10:42 AM  
proper tag
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2004-10-23 08:36:41 AM  
There have been cases when "stranded" climbers have sued the Park Service for not offering a rescue in a timely manner. I say these guys made their own bed, let them lay in it. If they somehow make it, they'll think twice about doing it again. I think I saw somewhere that these days all climbers in the park have to sign a waiver or release absolving the Park Service of any liability.
2004-10-23 09:01:30 AM  
I say it would be cheaper and easier to just clean up the mess at the bottom of the rock face.
2004-10-23 09:03:28 AM  
Why would they refuse rescue?
Maybe because they got themselves up that mountain, and felt it was their responsibility to get themselves down that mountain too.

That Japanese couple though, man, i heard that they slowly froze to death because they had gotten too close to a waterfall and were slowing getting soaked with ice cold water all night.

The news showed the rescue guys flying their frozen ice bodies off the side of the cliff. My friend said that maybe theyre still alive, like john wayne...
2004-10-23 09:40:57 AM  
my guess is that they refused at first to avoid the charges...i would think that when the park service has to use a helicopter to rescue your ass, they are probably going to send you a bill.
2004-10-23 10:07:16 AM  
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2004-10-23 12:26:09 PM  
I say, let 'em crash!
2004-10-23 12:58:53 PM  
I just finished reading a book on the Eiger mountain in Switzerland (Eiger: Wall of Death) and for a while they made climbers hand in their passports before they started climbing the wall. As the local sherriff said "It can be hard to identify a body after it's fallen more than a mile".

I think by the end it had averaged out to a death every seven pages.

More than one or two expeditions were delayed or turned back by finding shredded bits of former climbers as they went up...
2004-10-23 01:39:13 PM  
It reads like the rescue crew were getting the bodies and offered them a ride while they were there.

If was close to the top, I'd refuse help too. Unless, I happened to see them bag up a couple stiffs ahead of me. Then it's hot cocoa at the lodge time.
2004-10-23 01:50:54 PM  

When Clint Eastwood filmed THE EIGER SANCTION, three or four of the professional climbers working on the movie fell to their deaths,........roped together. The scene was left in the movie but not the part where they hit the ground below.
2004-10-23 03:59:47 PM  
You people dont seem to realize some stuff.

These climbers (NOT HIKERS) cannot go back the way they came.. the only way off the mountain is up. The cost of a rescue off el cap would be easily in the tens of thousands. These cimbers who refused help were just trying to reduce rescue costs and save us tax money! Most climbers would have done the same thing in that situation.
2004-10-23 08:28:00 PM  
Not to mention how much money they stand to be extorted for once they land safely.

"Glad we could be of help guys, now you owe us 35,000 dollars each or we'll destroy your credit for the rest of your life."
2004-10-24 12:14:20 AM  
Mmmm...if I can get the money together I'ma spend the summer in Yosemite, and good times will be had.
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