Mountaineering Ghosts

Mountaineering Ghosts

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  1. Ian Topham says:

    Re: Mountaineering Ghosts
    Welcome to the forum Cragrat.  With a name like that I thought you’d be a Cumbrian:).  I think there have been many experiences in the mountains, though sometimes you have to wonder whether there are other factors at play, such as lack of oxygen etc when you look at really high peaks.

    Here are a few to consider for now, I’ll dig up some more though.

  2. indiagold says:

    Re: Mountaineering Ghosts

    It hought that the grey man story would be high on the list.  It is fascinating that an experienced climber should take fright in such a serious way.  i believe mountaineers are noted for their ability to remain calm in difficult situations as it can save their lives.
    There seems to be a plausible explanation for the "apparition" see 

    by Affleck Gray
    and also a non scientific but intriguing explanation.

  3. Mauro says:

    Re: Mountaineering Ghosts
    As far as I know the only famous peak which is reputed to be haunted is the Kanchenjunga in the Himalaya. And even that is not home to conventional ghosts but to various kinds of demons, at least according to local folklore.
    Having said that it’s curious to note that most European mountain areas have a "Schwarzberg" (Black Mountain), a mountain which is believed to be home to demons, witches and all sorts of supernatural creatures. In not other area is more apparent than in the Mercantour where the topic names Bégo and Masca/Masque (all related to witchcraft) occur a number of times.

  4. Daniel Parkinson says:

    Re: Mountaineering Ghosts
    I have a friend who does endurance races (in mountain areas), and on one he became so exhausted that rocks and distant objects turned into all sorts of things, at one point he swore he had a conversation with a monk about directions until he realised it was an outcrop and wisely decided to stop for a cup of tea and an energy bar, so I suppose you have to look at all options.