On Wednesday, August 11, 2010, the Mono County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (SAR) Team were dispatched to the Saddlebag Lake area for the report of a missing climber that had not returned to camp. The SAR team along with a CHP helicopter conducted a search for the missing climber, Robert Schultz, 60 years of age from Lake Tahoe, CA, who was camping with a group at Cascade Lake and failed to return from a day hike on the evening of Tuesday, August 10.
The steep terrain around the lake was searched by ground, air and with a K-9. After a number of hours, the search teams found Mr. Schultz, deceased, near a steep rock wall west of the lake. Mr. Schultz was reported to have been a lead member of ski patrol from Lake Tahoe, an expert big wall climber and mountaineer who was familiar with the local area. The death is believed to be a result of a solo climber fall and is under investigation.
– Jennifer Hansen, PIO Mono County Sheriffs Department