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Ax Found on Quandary

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Ryan Sommers · · Lyons, CO · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 5

This weekend, while playing around on Quandary snow, I found an ax. It might have been lost recently or last season since it was in a melted out area.

If you lost one, PM a description and where you think I found it.


Dave Hurst · · somewhat near Boulder CO · Joined Jun 2010 · Points: 5

There was a technical rescue up there just last week, why not try contacting SCRG? The ax might belong to one of their members or the rescued parties.

"The Summit County Fourteener Quandary Peak was the scene of an all-night mission to rescue two climbers. The men had ascended via the West Ridge route but, because of snow conditions, had become stranded about 300 feet below the summit.

The Summit County Rescue Group was notified of the situation at 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 28. The first team of rescuers departed Command at 9:50 p.m. and summited Quandary early Monday morning, around 1:30 a.m. In addition, Flight for Life was launched just prior to dusk and was able to get a visual fix on the parties to confirm their location..."

Ryan Sommers · · Lyons, CO · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 5

Good point, although given where I found it I'd be surprised if it was the vic's, but I could see one of the rescuers doing the same off-trail short curt to descend.

Email sent, thanks!


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