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Bill Forrest dies at 73

Postby WyomingSummits » Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:41 pm

Colorado climbing legend Bill Forrest died at the age of 73. He was snowshoeing Monarch pass with his wife when he suddenly collapsed. I have to say, that's the way to go.....doing what you want. The guy was a legend and made notable advances in climbing equipment, most notably the "friends". He also made some pioneering ascents in the Black.
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Re: Bill Forrest dies at 73

Postby desainme » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:42 pm

lost my Forrest pile jacket on Pamola back in '79 or '80
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Re: Bill Forrest dies at 73

Postby lcarreau » Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:54 am

WyomingSummits wrote:Colorado climbing legend Bill Forrest died at the age of 73. He was snowshoeing Monarch pass with his wife when he suddenly collapsed. I have to say, that's the way to go...."


Had an uncle during the Holidays who suddenly collapsed and died while he was eating a hamburger.


This Forrest guy was most certainly doing what he enjoyed best, and will be most surely missed. :cry:
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Re: Bill Forrest dies at 73

Postby Norman » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:00 am

Found some older Apinst journals form 2008. #24 has an article on him making the modern type harness. He sold his first twelve harnesses to Holubar. Maybe an article on this guy is in order. He has a lot of gear inventions that has contributed to modern climbing.
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