Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Piecing the Clues Together

[NOTE: I've updated this post to include the address of Tim Neville's intriguing article, "Search on Mount Hood: After the Storm," where he explains his theory about what may have happened to the climbers. You can read the article online at: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/mountaineering/rescue/mount-hood-2006-3.html]


Ever since Kelly, Brian and Nikko lost their lives on Mt. Hood this past December, climbing experts have been sorting through the clues and trying to figure out what may have happened.

In the March issue of National Geographic's Adventure Magazine, expert mountaineer Tim Neville (who reported on the search for Kelly, Brian, and Nikko for National Geographic & National Public Radio) weighs in on the discussion in his article, "Search on Mount Hood: After the Storm." The article, while painful to read at points, also makes a lot of sense and at least gives family and friends something credible to fill in the gaps of this story.

The same issue also includes a very informative interview with SAR veteran Steve Rollins of Portland Mount Rescue which answers some of the big questions non-climbers have been asking about major issues raised by the tragedy.

You can view photos of the search, the interview with Steve Rollins (I actually found two interviews with Steve), and several of Tim's reports during the crisis at:
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/mountaineering/rescue/mount-hood-steve-rollins.html

Carolyn

2 comments:

Helen Qiu said...

These are great articles, Carolyn. I like them very much. They effectively refuted many media and private criticisms. So, who says there is no God? See how he defends his servants!

Helen Qiu said...

Dear Carolyn, I'd just want to let you know that I often check your blog and I like your articles very much. I believe there are many people who would come here -- more often than you may imagine -- to show their concerns, but more so to reflect on the difficult thoughts and feelings in their hearts and to worship the Lord here (that is correct, worship is not only on Sundays nor only in church buildings). I hope that you would continue to write good articles here. May the Lord's grace and strength be always with you. I am privileged.

helen qiu, professionalqiu@gmail.com