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Climber dies on All Mixed Up, RMNP

Postby jwclimbs » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:26 am

http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=165038&catid=339

Anyone know anything? Condolences to his family...
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Re: Climber dies on All Mixed Up, RMNP

Postby MarthaP » Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:27 pm

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, please, no.

It's Chris Pruchnic. Haliku.

No, no, no, no, no, I just saw him on Thursday.
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Re: Climber dies on All Mixed Up, RMNP

Postby MarthaP » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:09 am

Yes, it's him.

He was always too busy to bother with forums, but would check in from time to time to post info about the AAC, expeditions, that sort of thing.

I can't tell you the loss this community will feel.
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Re: Climber dies on All Mixed Up, RMNP

Postby Woodie Hopper » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:15 am

Very sad: I am absolutely shocked. Although I liver in Denver, I never had a chance to personally meet Chris. We occasionally talked about climbs, and I hoped to climb with him sometime. I can honestly say my life is richer for following in his footsteps on some of the climbs I've done in the past. He was very helpful and amiable regarding sharing information with others on SP, and his contributions here were first-rate and very much appreciated.

I would like to express my sincere and heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

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Re: Climber dies on All Mixed Up, RMNP

Postby Sarah Simon » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:34 am

This makes me sick to my stomach. Serious condolencese to the family and beloved friends of Chris. The few interactions I had with him led me to believe he was a lover of life in the truest sense of the term. He let his sense of adventure guide him to places other dream of visiting. RIP.
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Re: Climber dies on All Mixed Up, RMNP

Postby km_donovan » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:39 am

This truly is sad. Chris was one of the really good guys. I had the good fortune to get out on several climbs with Chris. He will be sorely missed.
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Re: Climber dies on All Mixed Up, RMNP

Postby bird » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:01 am

Sick to my stomach...just made plans to meet him in ouray in January, for the third year in a row...
He was a great guy. My sympathies for his family and partner. My thoughts and prayers go out to him in particular.
Does anyone know what happened?
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Re: Climber dies on All Mixed Up, RMNP

Postby CSUMarmot » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:26 am

What a tragic loss so close to home
life is best lived doing what you love, we can only hope this was the case for Chris in his last trip to the mountains
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Re: Climber dies on All Mixed Up, RMNP

Postby Alan Arnette » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:12 am

Chris was a great guy, incredibly supportive for everyone. He will be missed on so many levels.
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Re: Climber dies on All Mixed Up, RMNP

Postby Deltaoperator17 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:44 am

The U.S. National Park Service says the 42-year-old man was climbing the "All Mixed Up" ice climbing route on Saturday. Visitors reported the man's death around 2:30 p.m. via cell phone.

Guys, I just want to point out something here, Haliku lists his age at 30 and the above description says a 42 year old man??? Are you sure its him?
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Re: Climber dies on All Mixed Up, RMNP

Postby Alan Arnette » Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:09 am

Sadly yes, source
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Re: Climber dies on All Mixed Up, RMNP

Postby Kiefer » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:19 am

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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Re: Climber dies on All Mixed Up, RMNP

Postby Athos791 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:37 am

Terribly sad news, never met him but talked to him numerous times here and on 14ers.com about trips to mexico. Very kind and knowledgeable person, will be missed by the climbing community. Best wishes to his family and friends.
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