Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Hot Links: Search for climbers continues
Posted By CNN: 11:08 AM ET
I think putting the search off is the right thing to do. The risk to the rescue party is too great.
Posted By Anonymous Jess, Paris, KY : 1:58 PM ET
Sunnis, Saudis, Iran, Sheas, folks like Nathan, Michael Ware and Arwa while the guy who just wants to take of his family gets hit again make the news. How bad is it? It must be worse than we can imagine, because it has gotten the Great Decider to shut up and listen. Maybe? A little hope, but then the we see the photo op of Bush, Cheney and Rice and another of the ISG report in Bush's hand while being treated to another Snow job. Oops.

Too bad those Senators sitting on the sofa in the Green Zone can't don full battle gear and go sight seeing through Sadr City and Baquba on their way to the airport. Heck, it's not even 120 degrees.
Posted By Anonymous linda, bella vista,ar : 2:20 PM ET
It might be fair to ask whether people going into high-risk environments should be required to get insurance. I know I always carried insurance when scuba diving. Otherwise, will those climbers or families pick up the check?
Posted By Anonymous Paul, Vernal, UT : 3:04 PM ET
After the unfortunate deaths of kids on a school outing back in the 90's, I thought it was required that a "locater" be issued to the climbing party when they registered to make their climb. Also why didn't these people check the weather 5,7, or 10 day forecast before they left. We just had a horrible storm (80mph winds blowing on the coast in Astoria)and snow on the valley floor),about 10 days prior to this one where the Kim family got caught in the situation they were in. They were innocent people caught in a horrible situation, where as these men are suppose to be "experienced" climbers.
Mt. Hood is like any other mountain and has to be respected and one needs to be completely prepared for whatever she has to give, especially during the winter. These men evidently were not prepared...not checking weather reports, doing only a "light climb" in a winter situation, not taking a locater with them and not being prepared if an emergency should occur.

I do hope these men will be found alive....and I hope others will learn from this situation to be completely prepared when climbing our northwest mountains, especially during the winter/spring seasons.
Posted By Anonymous Sandra S. Springfield, OR : 9:12 PM ET
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