Attention Snowmobilers

It is generally not a good idea to ride into a volcano

A man was evacuated by helicopter after falling into the crater of Mt. St. Helens while snowmobiling on the mountain Saturday.
John Slemp, 52, of Damascus rode his snowmobile along with two others to the west rim of the crater at Mt. St. Helens.
Slemp got off his snowmobile and walked out onto a cornice overhanging the crater when it gave way, according to police.
Slemp reportedly fell about 1300 feet before landing on the interior slope of the crater. He then slid on hands and knees to the bottom of the crater.

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Now, I’m not one to question the veracity of our glorious Media…but “he fell 1300 feet”? Hmmm.

5 Responses to “Attention Snowmobilers”

  1. Erica says:

    Holy crap, I think I dreamed about that Friday night! Hopefully he didn’t meet Xenu face to face in the crater (after falling 1,300 feet!), as I do believe that doing so spells certain doom.

  2. The_Real_JeffS says:

    I’m not sure about the veracity of the story either, but it’s possible that he didn’t fall 1300 feet in one shot, but bounced down the crater. The snow pack in the Cascades is quite deep this year, so that may be what happened. Either way, he’s one lucky dude.
    And possibly unlucky as well; as per the “Climbing Mount St Helens web site, “…climbing to the crater rim is permitted, entry into the crater is strictly prohibited.
    The guy survives a 1300 foot fall, only to be consumed by the Federal bureaucracy. Poor dude.

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    I hope they sent him a bill for the cost of the rescue.
    I have no problem with the government paying for rescuing people caught in floods, earthquakes, fires, etc., but people who snowmobile into volcanoes, much like people who climb mountains in the winter, should have to foot the bill to have their sorry asses rescued.

  4. nightfly says:

    Not mentioned – the crater spit him back out because he wasn’t a virgin.

  5. DOUBTER!!!!!!!
    Blasphemous BASTARD DOUBTERRRRR!!!!!!!!

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