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  1. #1
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    Unhappy F*ck! 2 DOA, possible 2 more. Mammoth Patrol

    As many of you know Mammoth is an (in)active volcano, we have a decent size "stinkhole" off of Chair 3. With all the new snow, patrol sent 4 guys to restake and net this danger. While probing, the snow collapsed sending all 4 patrolers into the pit. Before they could be dug out, 2 were overcome by the carbon dioxide. The other 2 were pulled out and rushed to the hospital, no word on there condition yet. Send prayers out!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And God bless those that were lost. Names unknown at this time.
    What the hell is happening this season?!
    Last edited by mountainbored; 04-07-2006 at 02:53 PM.
    Gave up on the bottle, give me the lobotomy.

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    fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuckkkkkkkkkk.

    positive vibes.

    With all this crazy stuff going on, I'm seriously re-thinking the priorities in my life right about now.

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    ++++++++++++++++++++++++=

    J E S US !

    Positive vides sent.

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    fuck, thats insane! dying in a volcano at a ski resort?!

    major posivibes ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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    :shrug: fuck

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    The mountains are fucking pissed off.

    RIP...prayers sent.

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    thoughts and vibes

  8. #8
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    I was there right after that happened. Right now I am in shock and &^%*&% this sucks! Why?
    Just the truth from Mt. Mammoth!
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    Damn straight! Give the ones you love a hug.
    Over 7 lost this year here w/ 3 being patrol, what the fuck?
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    That's seriously fucked up. Hope everything goes well with the 2 survivors.
    You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.

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    ++++ To the two at the hospital and all families and friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainbored
    Damn straight! Give the ones you love a hug.
    Over 7 lost this year here w/ 3 being patrol, what the fuck?
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    You better go update are pals over the Mammoth forum...
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    yikes! Sounds like that shitty movie with the dude from mtv sports.


    ++vibes for survivors and family of the ones who were lost.

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    this is Crazy......

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++ to the families and friends of the deceased

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++ TO THE SURVIVORS

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    Wow, as a flat land patroller(minnesota) we sometimes forget how dangerous things can get for our brothers out west. My thoughts and prayers go out to the familes and fellow patrollers.

    Good Luck,
    Jay

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    Wow. I feel sick. I don't even know what to say. Prayers for the families of the deceased and the same for those in the hospital.

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    Best of luck to all involved.

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    crap. I hope they are ok.

    thoughts & prayers

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    Such a sad tragedy, my prayers go out to those touched by this incident.

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    OMFG!!!

    I'm a patroller at Wolf Creek, we have one in particular big fumerole like that, I'd never even thought about the dangers of CO.

    RIP alpine heroes, and hang in there to the other two and all the rest of the Mammoth patrol and your families.

    This is terrible.

    Somebody make it stop.
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    That is kind of an odd danger, isn't it? Sinkholes in the snow from geothermal vents? I'm really bummed that these guys had to find out the hard way. Actually it sounds like they were quite aware of the danger, but not the severity of the conditions that caused the collapse. That gives us one more concern when playing around in volcanic areas I guess. This season is turning out to be quite an eye opener. VIBES++++++++ to the survivors. RIP to the fallen.

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    Unhappy

    I feel like shit right now, Patrol kicks ass and this just kills me. Prayers and +++vibes+++ sent to all involved.
    "You must be the change you want to see in the world." -Gandhi

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    Holy fuck (pardon my french) Mega-Posi-Vibes sent+++++++++++++++++

    There has just been way too death and negitive in the Mammy area this year

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    Horrible. vibes to family, friends and survivors
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    Quote Originally Posted by foxy
    OMFG!!!

    I'm a patroller at Wolf Creek, we have one in particular big fumerole like that, I'd never even thought about the dangers of CO.
    My office operates the temperature gage down in that thing. Kind of wierd that I would find out about this here. We don't even think about going into it when there's this much of an overhang. Last time I was down there was a while ago, I can't even imagine the wall that is (was?) sitting over the pit after all this snow.


    There's some solace in the fact that CO2 poisoning is pretty instantaneous at those concentrations at least.

    It's certainly happened to a few of my agency's geologists over the years.
    Last edited by kidwoo; 04-06-2006 at 03:50 PM.

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