.....MONTROSE BOX.... CARNAGE REPORT..... - Mountain Buzz

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Old 07-06-2005   #1
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.....heli-rescue needed to get kayker out(4.5 day epic, east portal-pleasure park, the kind of shit they make movies about)....our group experienced a hot moment in a technical class2++.... 1 fat purple foot cause by slippage, 15 steps into THE portage(tough dude+duct tape=forge on).... 1 mini-over-heat-session("little australia"-river left in portage)....CLIMBERS-toasted after 4 days on the north chasm view wall("unable to lift their heads while responding to rescuers", no food or water for 2 days, drinking of urine to attempt to hydrate, needed hospital attention)....fisherwoman gets trodden attempting to hike out LONG DRAW, a sketchy trail leading into the BOX(1200' above the river she got confused and climbed into "the worst 5.7 rock i've ever seen", reports rescuer, she spent the night with legs on opposite sides of a thin rock ridge/fin of some sort, was lowered 400' to "safer ground").....rafters were trodden trying to get their raft down the chukar trail (opted out of horse packing and used a makeshift trailer-thing, i thought he was going to offer me some water or beer as i struggled up chukar trail, after asking me if i had enough water, he assured me i was close{which i wasn't} and then asked if he could have my water! well, i gave him my nalgene of gatorade and watched in awe as most of it poured down his chin and his double chin and then exploded on his large self!....told them to enjoy themselves and cherrished the remaining drops of gatorade he spared me....PRICK! ......have fun and waaatch yourself.....

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