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FW: Remembering Someone in our Group

From: Lauren
Sent on: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 3:55 PM
Hi Maria:

This sounded like a useful suggestion about the carabiner, and timing the descent. I guess there was a small article in the SF Chronicle. Hope you are well.

Lauren


Date: Tue, 16 Jun[masked]:05:27 -0700
To: [address removed]; [address removed]; [address removed]; [address removed]
Subject: RE: Remembering Someone in our Group
From: [address removed]

This is a tragic. But hiking to the Half Dome needs to be well prepared ��� your physical condition, weather, clothes, starting time, proper shoes, etc.

3:40PM to descend is pretty late, you still have 8 miles to hike down to the trailhead. Also it is common to have afternoon storms and rains in the mountains.

I did this hike twice and always put my harness in my backpack (I use harness/quickdraw and went outside of the cable for the first time). Use a carabiner/quickdraw will give you a second chance during the bad weather.

My heart goes out to his family.

-bo-

 

From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Yogesh Babu
Sent: Monday, June 15,[masked]:31 PM
To: Diane Erbeznik; hiking bondon; Evan Rosenbaum
Subject: Re: Remembering Someone in our Group

 

All, 

 

On Saturday, I met him on the way to halfdome and he sounded in good spirit. We spent some time together at the top of Halfdome. I was behind the line (in cables) when he fell. I am sharing his photo taken at top of halfdome.

 

The sudden change of weather which brought hail storm and rain, made half dome rock very very slippery. I am lucky to survive the day. 

 

Yogi

 

 

 


From: Diane Erbeznik <[address removed]>
To: hiking bondon <[address removed]>; Evan Rosenbaum <[address removed]>
Sent: Monday, June 15,[masked]:15:48 AM
Subject: Re: Remembering Someone in our Group

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I remember Manoj as someone who very kindly helped me on a 3-Peak hike at Diablo late last Spring.  It was shortly after my foot surgery (in December 2007) and as we were descending a trail on the way to Olympia Peak, he helped me navigate the narrow gravelly trail since I couldn't rely on my left foot to support me.  He was a kind man and will be missed.

Thanks for sharing Evan.  I heard about this on the news this morning and wondered if it were anyone I knew.  Going outside the cables is very risky no matter how good a hiker you are.

Diane

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> From: Evan Rosenbaum <[address removed]>
> Subject: Remembering Someone in our Group
> To: "hiking bondon" <[address removed]>
> Date: Monday, June 15, 2009, 1:04 AM
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> Hello all,
>
> Last year on Saturday, May 31, 2008, I led a hike in Point
> Reyes. It was from Bear Valley to Arch Rock. There were 25
> people on that hike. A very nice man volunteered to be the
> sweep on the outbound stretch to Arch Rock.
>
> This man's name was Manoj Kumar. On Saturday afternoon,
> June 13, Manoj fell to his death while descending the cables
> on Half Dome in inclement weather. Although I didn't know
> Manoj personally, I remembered his act of kindness when he
> volunteered. It was the reason our group was able to stay
> together all the way to Arch Rock. I thought I would share
> this with everyone.
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> Evan
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