Rescued Mountaineer Explains Ordeal

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  1. Pragmatist

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    I'll likely deeply regret posting this..........but the most interesting thing about that is that it was even news worthy. To me it shows how strongly the masses of humanity are attached to avoiding risk. Guess I have had the great good fortune to have known people who would experience that, and never mention it, as it was just not a significant event.
     
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    Interesting perspective, IBME.

    I understand your view.

    When I read the article I was thinking of the cost of the Army helo and risk to crew in 40+ gale winds......being directly related to a few amateurs' entertainment/pleasures of a hiking trip on Rainier.

    If only those hikers didn't put their important gear in packs they weren't always wearing..........
     
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    As I read it, they were completely unprepared to face any adversity. Why didn't they build some sort of shelter? It is the PNW, there are lots of trees. Even just a shovel to make a wind break sounds like it would have been a big help.
     
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    Men I know would call that a mild inconvenience and not worthy of the "Ordeal" classification.
     
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    SIASD, not an ordeal, if they had even an ounce of sense.
     
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    These storms in the PNW can move in quickly and be devastating. I remember this particular incident when I lived up there that stunned everyone. Mt Hood is usually a simple climb for most low experienced climbers and even regular hikers, however this church group found out the hard way to not underestimate the weather changes. This is remembered as one of the worst disasters in the PNW.

    https://www.outsideonline.com/2357451/mount-hood-disaster-1986
     
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