Map, Compass & GPS

Map, Compass & GPS
Wild flowers along Fall Creek on the way to the Green Lakes - Oregon

Monday, January 26, 2015

Climber Lost on Oregon's Middle Sister

In November I wrote a short post about the loss of Ben Newkirk after a fall from the Middle Sister mountain.

The Bend Bulletin wrote a lengthy article Sunday about the incident.

By Dylan J. Darling / The Bulletin / @DylanJDarling

"Before his fatal fall near the summit of Middle Sister, a Bend man told his climbing partner he was “bonking” — dizzy and running out of energy.
Atop the 10,047-foot mountain in the dark close to 9:45 p.m. on Nov. 12, Benjamin “Ben” Newkirk, 39, and Ryan Burton, 25, — a pair of climbing buddies who took to the high country together almost every weekend — took a break so Newkirk could regain his bearings."
Visit the Bulletin's web site to read the complete article.

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