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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-11-2017, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Default Hikers rescued off Eagle Ridge.

http://vancouversun.com/news/local-n...eagle-mountain

Sounds like they were on Mt. Beautiful? Pretty damn stupid place to go in runners right now, whatever I was walking on two weeks ago is probably soup by now and still deep enough to hide some ultra-sketchy terrain.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-11-2017, 03:39 PM
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yes, the way I am reading it they were going for a loop, maybe up Lindsay down Swan

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“What we think happened is they went up, they got into the snow, and they proceeded over the summit,” he said, “and as they were going down the other side it got too steep and they got frightened because how slippery it was.”
Swan descent is steeper, became slippery & they didn't want to go back same way -- too long, late perhaps/gate closure -- decided to call for help.

Eagle Ridge might sound like not a real mountain, close to urban area, etc. but there is some tough terrain there & specially if not having right gear/footwear.
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When I was up there I considered going down via Lindsay, but the ridge looked incredibly unsafe with some hidden cornices and questionable slopes. If they actually went across that in runners....*damn*.
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When I was up there I considered going down via Lindsay, but the ridge looked incredibly unsafe with some hidden cornices and questionable slopes. If they actually went across that in runners....*damn*.
So Lindsay Lake loop not in good condition at the moment then? Was thinking about it for next weekend, but we will likely avoid it if postholing is too bad and route is too risky. Any input would be great, thanks.

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