This is sad and terrible, but what were they doing hiking directly above the main crevasse ? It seems they had been to Tuckerman before so it's even more difficult to understand. When the main crevasse opens up (between the lip and lunchrock as stated in the newspaper article), you have no business anywhere above it, unless you are the ultimate thrill seeker or have a death wish. The headwall is wide, and unless you are the eastern reincarnation of Shane McConkey, I fail to see why anyone would pick a line where a fall almost certainly means death. This ain't a glacier crevasse, but a huge drop along the rock face carved by melting snow.
Sadly, this has happened before. Best wished to the family and friends.
So horrible, i just keep hoping they find him soon.
Feel bad for the guy that this thread about, but some folks just don't use common sense, and not saying that was the case here. Last year saw this guy climbing over crevasse's, couldn't believe it.
Unfortunate ... http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/bost...&pid=156851966
Story from his son:
Priebatsch says he was about 40 feet in front of his dad when somehow, Norman loss his footing.
“My dad, an aggressive guy, but he’s really solid about safety so he had proper crampons on,” said Priebatsch. “He slipped hit his head and we believe this knocked him unconscious.”
Priebatsch’s father slid down the mountain about 20 feet past his son and then over a lip. Priebatsch immediately began sliding after his father.
“I went over the lip as well, but maybe eight feet to left of him,” says Seth.
Priebatsch’s father fell more than 70 feet into the crevasse.
“I spent the 45 seconds just freaking and screaming into a hole,” said Priebatsch. “We threw down flashlights and jackets and anything we had.”
Rescuers have still not been able to recover Priebatsch’s dad’s body. Priebatsch said that not only did he lose his dad, but a mentor and his best friend who taught him so much about life.
Wow, I just reread the obit. Didn't realize his son was the founder of SVNGR.
Seth, who is the founder of SCVNGR and Level Up
Just horrible story, Rip condolences to hos family and friends.
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