vibes. thats scary, my dad skied tuckermans last year together.
crazy situation. awful that his son was there to witness it occur.
" Jeff Lane, a snow ranger with the U.S. Forest Service, described Tuesday what he saw when fellow rangers lowered him into the ice-walled crevasse about 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
Forty to 50 feet down, he felt like he was in a driving winter rainstorm.
“There was hanging ice and running water. It was like standing under a waterfall and the only noise was the rushing water,” Lane said.
One lamp was strapped to a leg, another to his head. About 30 feet below his dangling boots, the crevasse narrowed into a 4-foot dark hole.
Snowmelt was rushing into the tunnel, and he could not see the bottom or Priebatsch.
He said conditions inside were unstable and extremely dangerous. He made the decision to exit the crevasse.
He said officials now see their efforts as the recovery of a body, rather than the rescue of a person.
“Conditions in the crevasse are slow to change. It may be days, maybe weeks,” Lane said. "
I can't even imagine... vibes