Park City woman dies after fall at Bridal Veil Falls

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  • JunoStar Orem, UT
    Jan. 30, 2013 8:19 a.m.

    It is a tragedy that she fell. To attempt to regulate behavior such as this is silly at best. I am up that canyon a lot and I see what people chose to do, some are stupid some are simply doing something they love. Ice climbing in that spot is world renown. Ice climbing is inherently dangerous, to even attempt it you must have very specialized equipment that is costly. It is more mental than physical and I have every confidence they knew what they were doing. Her death was an accident, we need not try to fix this situation because all the good intentions will not save her or other future adventurers. Allow people to live their lives in the way they see fit. Risk tolerances for you are not for me or for them.

    My condolences to Ms Arnold's family and friends, I am sure the loss is unbearable at times. God speed Meghan and may your current state provide all the ice necessary for you to climb that stairway to heaven.

  • Nayajja Ephraim, UT
    Jan. 29, 2013 5:56 a.m.

    Thomas Jefferson, you were testing us, right?

    The "pursuit of happiness" is not a right guaranteed by the Constitution. It is one of "truths" you referred to in your draft of the Declaration of Independence as "sacred and un-deniable." Benjamin Franklin changed it to "self-evident."

    In fact, Thomas, weren't you in France when the Constitution was signed?

    We all are risk-takers. And I agree with you, Thomas, that we should be very careful in criticizing some other persons calculus of what is a reasaonable risk.

    My condolences to the family of the climber.

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    Jan. 28, 2013 9:29 p.m.

    I agree with you patriot on this one...:) Just because someone up there thinks you are a hypocrite for your positions doesn't mean you're wrong on this one. But let me add that our thoughts should be directed for this woman's family and her friend that had to see this tragic circumstance.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 28, 2013 8:55 p.m.

    re:Howard Beal

    Go right ahead Howard - explain my hypocrisy. I would suggest that the Deseret News at least post my response to the two previous comments which in my opinion were pretty shallow and sad comments.

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    Jan. 28, 2013 8:30 p.m.

    I won't comment about Patriot being a hypocrite but it might be a good idea to close this area. This is done all the time when roads and trails are unsafe. Perhaps licenses or special permits for climbers using proper equipment are in order here.

  • A Scientist Provo, UT
    Jan. 28, 2013 4:56 p.m.

    I'm just glad I don't live in Cedar Hills...

    My sympathies to the family and friends of this young woman.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Jan. 28, 2013 4:30 p.m.

    Patriot, weren't you just rallying against having a "nanny state" the other day? Weren't you just saying how the government can't take away our guns, even though they are more dangerous than ice climbing? Why are you advocating the nanny state approach here? Is it just because you don't ice climb?

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 28, 2013 3:30 p.m.

    well it certainly was the stairway to heaven for her. This is tragic to put your life at risk like this. It is dangerous enough to be anchored to rock but ice is not safe and can break at any time especially ice that is not guaranteed to be completely frozen from a waterfall. I think this water fall ought to be shut down for climbing. Very sad for the family of this young woman.