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rpc - Jun 8, 2006 1:59 am - Voted 10/10


Incredibly sad. My condolences.

Steve Larson

Steve Larson - Jun 8, 2006 6:44 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow.

Thanks, Radek. I appreciate your words.


SJD - Oct 18, 2006 3:09 am - Voted 10/10


I saw your post over on the message board and came over here to find your report. That's the toughest thing a human being could ever endure. I really admore your stregnth for "pulling up" when it would be quite reasonable to let life have its way with you. Your friend would no doubt be proud. My condolences.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Oct 18, 2006 3:17 am - Voted 10/10

Knot in my throat

Excellent, touching writing Steve. Thanks for sharing this. I have often wondered how I would feel in a similar situation. I think many of the emotions and thoughts you described would be similar.


alpinebunny - Oct 20, 2006 4:50 am - Hasn't voted

An Indian Prayer

Your article is very sobering. Now that I have dried my eyes enough to see the computer screen again, I would like to tell you that the Royal Arches, was the first route I ever climbed in the Valley. It holds an even greater sentiment for me now. I have never thought about whether or not someone had ever died on a route I was doing before. That thought brings a new awareness. I am Native American, and the next time I am near the Royal Arches, I will leave tobacco and say a prayer for your friend. I am thinking I may make it a general practice, to leave tobacco and say a prayer for anyone who may have died before me, on a route I am about to do.

mitakuye oyasin


pvalchev - May 31, 2008 2:24 am - Voted 10/10

Such a story...

My condolences, Steve... very touching and tragic story, thanks for sharing it.

HoboDan1 - May 11, 2009 10:02 pm - Hasn't voted

EMS in St. Paul

Steve did you ever work at the EMS store in St.Paul in the late 70's? I worked with a man there who shared a story that was similar to yours on the Royal Arches.
Regardless, I am sorry for your loss.

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