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Tom Zarzecki and Jacek Die in fall on Mt Rideout #19


Tom Zarzecki and Jacek Sikora were both killed on Mt Rideout (2447 m), in the Silvertip area near Hope, BC. Tom and Jacek were both near the summit in the eastern gulley leading to the Silvertip - Rideout col. They were about 100 feet apart, and 600 feet from the summit. The area was very steep. It is not known exactly what happened but below is a brief description of some facts gathered from people familiar with the search facts: The weather during the search was not good; intermittently raining, with low cloud preventing flying up onto the ridge. There was also light snow at times. The

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