Well, @Trippy , that little exercise had promise, but I guess it didn't pan out. There was the guy who committed hypothermia suicide up on the ridge, too. Perfect place for deathly hypothermia; pretty much synonymous.I’ll play along with this question, @Cliffed Out . Where did others go on Lafayette when storms came in? It turns out, there’s a book called “Death in the White Mountains”. The author is Julie Boardman. I don’t own the book, but I’ve found a blogger who goes into detail on the contents, and there are a bunch of examples on Lafayette.
Ummm….the examples are fatalities, duh, hikers were caught above treeline unprepared, and should have turned around when things got bad.
One guy survived by going east of the ridge (into the Pemi wilderness) but, wait for it, “he was carrying a sleeping bag rated for minus -30 degrees, a foam pad, extra clothing, a cell phone, map and food”.
ES had none of that….
This blog is at
Exploring the cold reality of death in the White Mountains“Death in the White Mountains;www.sentinelsource.com
Gosh, this case is making me feel gloomy.