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Re: Climber dies on All Mixed Up, RMNP

Postby astrobassman » Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:47 pm

This is terrible news. All of us that were good friends with Chris and climbed with him will sure miss him. Almost seems unbelievable that he's gone. Cheers Chris.
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Re: Climber dies on All Mixed Up, RMNP

Postby Woodie Hopper » Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:59 pm

Chris' father's SP name/profile is: Old Guide

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Re: Climber dies on All Mixed Up, RMNP

Postby rush » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:35 pm

Got the chance to climb with Chris on Team Nacho on Denali. A trip I will never forget. Chris, you will be missed but never forgotten. Thanks for the climbing, the mentoring, and most of all, the great friendship. Cheers.
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Re: Climber dies on All Mixed Up, RMNP

Postby Deltaoperator17 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:05 am

Kiefer Thomas wrote:Delta,
It's definitetly, Chris. Already spoke to Park Staff last night.
I won't list details but investigations are leaning towards conditions...possibly gear.
Rest in peace, buddy.
You'll never be forgotton. :(

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From Barry Reeses' blog on his website

Thank you Keifer. Sorry to hear this. My condolences to his family, friends and SP buds. :(
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Re: Climber dies on All Mixed Up, RMNP

Postby Foxy Long Bottoms » Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:16 pm

Chris and I had been friends in the virtual world for years, finally meeting on Rainier in 06 with chicagotransplant. We often shared stories of our weekend adventures throughout the years. As the years passed, it seems like his adventures kept getting more and more fun. Chris was always super nice to me and supportive of my endeavors when some were not. He always had kind words and words of encouragement for me. He was a strong guy with an infectious smile and a kind heart. I'm so sad that I won't see him around anymore and hear his stories. He sure did love the mountains. I feel like we've really lost one of the good guys. This is truly tragic. My heart goes out to all of his friends and family. We will all miss you Chris and remember you for the rest of our lives.
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Re: Climber dies on All Mixed Up, RMNP

Postby MarthaP » Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:36 am

I've just returned from Chris's memorial service. I hadn't expected an open casket, but it was the reality check needed to see that his spirit has moved on.

Chris was the real deal. There was no ego, no BS, nothing but a pure love of the mountains and the outdoors and the broad sweep of people he cared for. The testimonials given today confirmed what we all already knew.

His death at this holiday accentuates even more the fact that we mere mortals have so much to be thankful for. I am blessed to have known Chris and am honored to carry his memory onto the high peaks he loved so well.
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Re: Climber dies on All Mixed Up, RMNP

Postby Blair » Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:59 am

My condolences to his family and friends. Sad
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Re: Climber dies on All Mixed Up, RMNP

Postby BLong » Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:52 am

What a tragedy to see one of the good guys go. Rest in peace. We will all think of you on our future trips to the mountains.
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Re: Climber dies on All Mixed Up, RMNP

Postby Bill562 » Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:13 am

Still in shock here.. not sure what to say ...

I climbed with Chris in Ecuador in '07, and we stayed in touch after that. We got together as families last July in Denver. Chris was a charismatic guy who did a lot of things really well. I feel privileged to have known him.

My deep condolences to the family.

Tim, hang in there dude.

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Re: Climber dies on All Mixed Up, RMNP

Postby Luciano136 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:54 pm

Haven't been on SP much lately. This came as a shock. He often contacted me about unfortunate climbers to make sure they were remembered. Now I have to add him to my page :(. RIP
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Re: Climber dies on All Mixed Up, RMNP

Postby Augie Medina » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:11 pm

Luciano136 wrote:Haven't been on SP much lately. This came as a shock. He often contacted me about unfortunate climbers to make sure they were remembered. Now I have to add him to my page :(. RIP


That is tragic irony.
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