By Stich From Colorado Springs, Colorado Dec 3, 2012
David Appelhans wrote:
There is nothing more that needs to be said. The man was not climbing or free soloing. His identity has not been released but he has been identified and his family and friends know.
Maybe there's nothing more to be said in your opinion, David, but not in an absolute sense. I was honestly curious to know this man's story if anyone was privy to it. You perhaps aren't, and maybe the experience you had there that day was sufficiently disturbing to you that you would rather not know. That's your choice.
If you have nothing more to add, then you can walk away from the conversation.
I have to agree with David wanting to forget about this. I was further away than him, but the strange sound of the impact is seared into my memory. It wasn't a climbing accident and not much to be learned.