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By 5.samadhi
Feb 27, 2014
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MJMobes wrote:
It was a funny comment. ha ha. maybe a good old fashioned public shame train could help future people that drop their phones off a cliff and feel they need to retrieve it?

there's no fucking helping people man get real


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By Warbonnet
From Utah and Cambodia
Mar 1, 2014
FA "Unfinished Business" 5.11cR Wind River range, Wyoming. Beta photo in this album

What is the trend in your neck of the woods (I'm way out west) insofar as recovering....or attempted recovering of "rescue" or "response" activities? I've heard of different kinds of insurance (even homeowners insurance ?? can't be sure of that) covering aspects of rescues but not other types.

For example, sometimes insurance (who knows what kind) will pay for land-based rescues but will not pay for helicopter rescues (either in whole or in part). I know of climbers who have been stuck with enormous heli bills (whether they were paid by the climbers or an insurance company I've no idea).

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By TomCaldwell
From Clemson, S.C.
Mar 1, 2014
Me on One Pitch Wonder at Whitesides.  Photo credits to Kyle Jones and his lucky anti-rain jacket.

I do not believe the rescued is ever billed regardless of equipment used. Most of the time you will just get a local ems squad. I can only remember 3 incidents over the last 7 or so years that helicopters were employed. It certainly isn't an epidemic, so it is difficult to want to charge people since it may act as a deterrent.


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By george wilkey
From travelers rest sc
Mar 3, 2014
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it's prob because there is usually some kind of land access in the east that chopers are not employed very often. unlike the west where they sometimes are a little quick on the trigger to use them.

a couple years ago me and some friends went up castleton late in the day and rapped the KI route in the dark. someone saw our headlamps coming down, called the cops, and we were met by a helicopter while hiking back to the parking lot, where the police were waiting. they were nice about it, said it was no big deal, happened all the time, better safe than sorry, but it seemed to me that they jumped the gun.


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By 5.samadhi
Mar 3, 2014
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george wilkey wrote:
it's prob because there is usually some kind of land access in the east that chopers are not employed very often. unlike the west where they sometimes are a little quick on the trigger to use them. a couple years ago me and some friends went up castleton late in the day and rapped the KI route in the dark. someone saw our headlamps coming down, called the cops, and we were met by a helicopter while hiking back to the parking lot, where the police were waiting. they were nice about it, said it was no big deal, happened all the time, better safe than sorry, but it seemed to me that they jumped the gun.

yeah bro somebody just want to get some copter hours


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