U Notch fall N. Palisade

7PM call about a climber who had taken a fatal fall in the U notch, it was too late for helo recon. Just to get to the base would be 12+ hour night time hike which would leave a very tired team since we had already been up all day. Decision was made to wait for helo insertion in the morning. During the night more info came in that climber was on the West side, called SEKI as that would put the mission in thier territory and they also have their own helo. SEKI would handle mission or call us to take over if needed. It was a good mental preparation drill for the technical team.

Posted in 2012, Missions Reports.