3rd Quarter accidents

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Joined: January 22nd, 2004, 5:48 am

July 3rd, 2008, 12:12 pm #1

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Joined: January 22nd, 2004, 5:48 am

July 3rd, 2008, 12:13 pm #2

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Joined: January 22nd, 2004, 5:48 am

July 7th, 2008, 9:47 pm #3

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Joined: January 21st, 2004, 3:15 pm

July 8th, 2008, 4:58 am #4

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I am sad to report that Club member Jim Nasti of Naperville IL collapsed on the summit of Mt. McKinley and died.

Alpine Ascents Team XI - 6/20/2008
Guides: Michael Horst, Suzanne Allen
Russell Brown
Sean Carver
Dave Haag
Jim Nasti
Scott Shelton
Mark Novak

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi- ... 3199.story

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http://ktna.org/topics.php?aid=644
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Joined: January 21st, 2004, 3:15 pm

July 8th, 2008, 1:55 pm #5

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Joined: April 27th, 2004, 6:37 pm

July 8th, 2008, 8:22 pm #6

I am sad to report that Club member Jim Nasti of Naperville IL collapsed on the summit of Mt. McKinley and died.

Alpine Ascents Team XI - 6/20/2008
Guides: Michael Horst, Suzanne Allen
Russell Brown
Sean Carver
Dave Haag
Jim Nasti
Scott Shelton
Mark Novak

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi- ... 3199.story

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http://ktna.org/topics.php?aid=644
Here's a more complete article from the Anchorage Daily News:

http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/story/458500.html

Craig

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Joined: January 22nd, 2004, 5:48 am

July 12th, 2008, 3:40 am #7

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Joined: January 22nd, 2004, 5:48 am

July 12th, 2008, 3:42 am #8

from NPS Morning Report
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Denali National Park & Preserve (AK)

Second Fatal Collapse In Three Days On Mt. McKinley

For the second time in a week, a mountaineer has collapsed and died while climbing Mt. McKinley. Pungkas Tri Baruno, 20, of Jakarta, Indonesia, was descending the West Buttress route on the night of July 7th when he collapsed about a quarter mile from the 17,200-foot high camp. Baruno’s guides began CPR and immediately called for assistance from another guided team at the high camp via family band radio. CPR was performed for over one hour, but efforts to revive Baruno were unsuccessful. Baruno was a client on a Mountain Trip expedition that began a West Buttress ascent on June 22nd. The team’s three clients were all members of a scouting group from Indonesia. Baruno, one of his teammates, and their two guides had reached the summit late in the afternoon of July 7th. The cause of death is unknown at this time. Baruno’s remains are currently in a protected and generally flat area outside of the 17,200-foot high camp. The National Park Service plans to recover the remains with the high altitude Lama helicopter when weather permits. [Submitted by Maureen McLaughlin, Information Officer]
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Joined: January 22nd, 2004, 5:48 am

July 13th, 2008, 1:37 am #9

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The Transylvania NC HP is just outside the Wilderness. This is an extremely popular place, easy access and hard to get lost.

http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs. ... 0880709040
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Joined: January 31st, 2006, 6:01 am

July 14th, 2008, 1:04 am #10

I am sad to report that Club member Jim Nasti of Naperville IL collapsed on the summit of Mt. McKinley and died.

Alpine Ascents Team XI - 6/20/2008
Guides: Michael Horst, Suzanne Allen
Russell Brown
Sean Carver
Dave Haag
Jim Nasti
Scott Shelton
Mark Novak

photo
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi- ... 3199.story

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http://ktna.org/topics.php?aid=644
This story has depressed me all weekend. A tragic death, yes, but if this had been his 50th, he would be a legend. As it is, he missed his 50, and 48 too. I think a big cover story tribute in the newsletter is in order.
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