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Jonathan wrote:
>http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2008/01/21/experienced_climber_dies_on_mount_washington/
>(I know that neither a widow nor a city reporter can be expected to be
>either insightful or accurate after an avalanche death, but still, this has
>some passages that are exceptionally . .. uh, exceptional.)

Her statements are one form of coping mechanism after the death of a 
loved one. The problem with an article like this is when other 
equally unknowing folks rationalize their decisions based on the 
false factoid of the Odell's slide being a "...freak accident".

-marc

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