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glaramara - on 18 Apr 2019

Could be fake news but anybody better informed than me, know anything about lama and team being taken out by avalanche? Hope not, seems like a nice chap. 

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alexm198 - on 18 Apr 2019
In reply to glaramara:

Literally just saw this. David Lama and Hansjorg Auer. Here's a source: https://mobil.derstandard.at/2000101685967/Extrembergsteiger-Lama-angeblich-in-Kanada-von-Lawine-verschuettet

Keeping fingers firmly crossed they are safe.

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cb294 - on 18 Apr 2019
In reply to glaramara:

Not fake news, unfortunately. According to German newspapers David Lama and Hansjörg Auer are missing in Canada since Wednesday, together with an American climber whose name escapes me. Apparently there was a big avalanche in the area they were climbing in. It is as yet not known whether they were hit, but things are not not looking good. 

CB

beardy mike - on 18 Apr 2019
tingle - on 18 Apr 2019
In reply to glaramara:

Unconfirmed, but reports of all three have died. What a blow 

glaramara - on 18 Apr 2019
In reply to tingle:

I have heard that 2 but didn't,t want to say. If it,s confirmed then that suggests bodies have been recovered. Not familiar with the other gentleman but Lama and auer are leading lights in alpinism. Would be a major blow if this is confirmed. 

brunoschull - on 18 Apr 2019

A brief profile of Jess Roskelley, and some sobering words from his father, John Roskelley.

Based on this article, and the father's comments, the three were caught and killed by an avalanche. 

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/apr/18/climbers-jess-roskelley-david-lama-hansjorg-auer-f/

johncoxmysteriously - on 18 Apr 2019
In reply to brunoschull:

Christ. You solo the Fish and then this happens.

RIP.

jcm

john arran - on 18 Apr 2019
In reply to johncoxmysteriously:

Chance is not selective.

A sad day. RIP all.

A Longleat Boulderer - on 18 Apr 2019
In reply to glaramara:

Well this f*cking sucks.

purplemonkeyelephant - on 18 Apr 2019
In reply to glaramara:

Just read this. Horribly sad. 

George Ormerod - on 19 Apr 2019
In reply to beardy mike:

Top and sad news out here. Parks Canada Public Safety will be doing their utmost. 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/avalanche-howse-peak-auer-lama-roskelley-1.5103919

olddirtydoggy - on 19 Apr 2019
In reply to glaramara:

I remember reading about some of David Lama's asscents this year. There seems to be climbers breaking into the news and not long after getting killed. Rotten news, very sad.

Wanderer100 - on 19 Apr 2019
In reply to glaramara:

Terrible terrible news. 

This was just posted on the BBC news website. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-47901708

George Ormerod - on 22 Apr 2019
In reply to Wanderer100:

A bit more information here.  Looks like they'd successfully repeated the previously un-repeated (I think) M16, which is a 1000m WI7+ A2 and were abseiling when they got hit by a massive avalanche.  Very sad all round.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/banff-avalanche-climbers-recovery-1.5106718


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