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By superkick
From West Hartford, CT
Sep 4, 2012
Free Solo up hitchcock gully WI3

This is def a longshot, its prob frozen in the snow and will be deposited in the glacier in a few decades...but

Lost in mid june on the Kautz, while descnding in a whiteout.. week nick hall was killed =/ bad weather. Anyways, managed to come unclipped from my pack while glissading, didnt noticed until 300ft or so later that it was gone..obviously wasnt going to ascend back up to find it in those conditions.

Maybe somebody stumbled across it later this summer in the non january conditions on rainier.. its doubtful but cant hurt to check


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By Josh Wood
From Oneonta, NY
Sep 4, 2012
hotlum / bolum route on Shasta

We were going in the day that Nick's body was recovered. That was July 3rd I think. Either way, my partner found an ice tool and it sounds like it's yours.

I'll send a link to this thread to my buddy who has the tool. Maybe you should post your email or something so he can contact you. I don't think he is a member of this site.


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By superkick
From West Hartford, CT
Sep 5, 2012
Free Solo up hitchcock gully WI3

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We were descending the day after nick was killed. We were the only people on the kautz at that time, and doubtful anyone else was going up until the weather cleared up (day nicks body got recovered. We went down in pretty wretched conditions, whiteout, avalanched slopes, decent winds, and after realizing it was gone just gave it up as lost and kept on going. It fell off sometime after leaving camp hazard area, I couldnt tell you the exact point as I didnt notice it until later. It was prob a few slopes after the "safe bivy" area.

If it is my axe id be awfully grateful (really wasnt lookign forward to having to buy a 3rd quark), and throughly impressed that it was buried under many feet of snow... It started snowing the day nick had his fall until about 2 weeks after.


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