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Fatal climbing accident at Meadow Crags near Bend

Climber dies from injuries sustained in recent fall
From contemporaneous News Reports
Monday, July 17, 2000

Bend resident and senior runner Hugo Saucedo Badgett died following an approximate 30 foot fall while climbing without harness, top rope protection or helmet. Hugo was almost at the top of one of many climbing lines on the rock cliffs above the Deschutes River at Meadow Trail Head when he fell to the rocks below. He was 66.

Hugo was a friend, a Member of Cascades Mountaineers Alpine Climbing Club and a winter co-worker at Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort.

Ten years before, at the age of 55, Hugo had started running and soon became an age group running record holder at many events. He had run almost every marathon in the country, including the New York, Boston, Los Angeles and Portland Marathon.

A six year Bend Resident, Hugo was semi-retired, working winters at Mt. Bachelor to feed his new passion, snow boarding. "I get all I need from boarding - exercise, flexibility and I stay as young as those kids in the snow board park", Hugo said in a Mt. Bachelor Newsletter. Hugo was not interested in the technique of mountaineering, preferring to depend on his physical abilities.

My interest in the retro-bolting of Meadow Crags has been fueled in part by concern over the death of Hugo Badgett.
--Webmeister Speik, July 22, 2007

Copyright© 2007 by Robert Speik. All Rights Reserved.



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