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SP Member Michael Darcy "montanaboy"

Postby Fred Spicker » Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:43 am

Michael Darcy died while climbing Gooseberry Peak in Idaho.

The news reports at this point are a little sketchy - apparently he was climbing alone and fell a short distance below the summit. He called for help on his cell phone and by the time rescuers arrived he had died.

http://www.summitpost.org/users/montanaboy/17585

News Story with video:

http://www.kxly.com/news/north-idaho-ne ... index.html
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Re: SP Member Michael Darcy "montanaboy"

Postby Castlereagh » Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:01 am

this is so very sad. he has some great pictures and pages, and I'm sure he was an even better person who shares the same passion for the mountains that we all have. RIP
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Re: SP Member Michael Darcy "montanaboy"

Postby T Sharp » Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:40 am

Rest in Peace Michael.
Here is a link to a local tv news bulletin. http://www.kxly.com/news/north-idaho-ne ... index.html

My Thoughts and Prayers go out to Michael`s Sister, and Niece and Nephew.
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Re: SP Member Michael Darcy "montanaboy"

Postby rebelgrizz » Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:04 am

How sad....our condolences to the family and friends
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Re: SP Member Michael Darcy "montanaboy"

Postby Tonka » Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:30 am

RIP
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Re: SP Member Michael Darcy "montanaboy"

Postby Vitaliy M. » Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:50 am

RIP. This year been especially harsh...
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Re: SP Member Michael Darcy "montanaboy"

Postby Bob Sihler » Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:39 pm

Condolences to family and friends.

His page has been memorialized, but if anyone who knew Michael wants to add something personal in tribute, please let us know. It is usually nice to have more of a personal touch when it comes to this.
"Alcohol is like love. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl's clothes off."

--Terry Lennox, The Long Goodbye (Raymond Chandler)
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Re: SP Member Michael Darcy "montanaboy"

Postby surgent » Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:21 pm

RIP.
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Re: SP Member Michael Darcy "montanaboy"

Postby macintosh » Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:41 pm

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Re: SP Member Michael Darcy "montanaboy"

Postby EastKing » Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:58 pm

My prayers go out to Micheal and his family! RIP Montanaboy
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Re: SP Member Michael Darcy "montanaboy"

Postby Super Dave » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:49 pm

I had never met Michael in person, but we exchanged many emails over the years. He was a very knowledgeable, friendly and humble man. Rest in peace Michael. Sincere condolences to his family and friends.

A tragic day like this reminds us of our mortality and the inherent dangers of the pastime we enjoy so much.
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Re: SP Member Michael Darcy "montanaboy"

Postby Deltaoperator17 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:35 am

Ditto Dave, he was a good guy- RIP Michael
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Re: SP Member Michael Darcy "montanaboy"

Postby Super Dave » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:11 pm

Here’s a link to an article with more details on the series of events. Thanks to the S&R team for their efforts.

http://www.challismessenger.com/story.p ... 2-20120927
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Re: SP Member Michael Darcy "montanaboy"

Postby T Sharp » Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:42 am

Here is the Obituary for Michael, it lists "The memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Candlelight Christian Fellowship, 5725 N. Pioneer Drive, Coeur d’Alene, with Yates Funeral Home in care of the arrangements. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery". http://www.cdapress.com/obituaries/arti ... eac23.html
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Re: SP Member Michael Darcy "montanaboy"

Postby Deb » Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:31 am

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