Tragic news: climber falls and dies on Little Bear Peak

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Tragic news: climber falls and dies on Little Bear Peak

by mattpayne11 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:49 am

My thoughts go out to the friends and family of Kevin. RIP.

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-2530 ... -Bear-Peak

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by Brad Snider » Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:30 am

Sad news. RIP, Kevin.

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by mtnturf » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:35 pm

RIP Kevin. I am glad I had the opportunity to climb with you. Condolences to your friends and family. A sad day.

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by Sarah Simon » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:50 am

Sad that Little Bear claimed such a young life. RIP, young man.

This short documentary was posted in the "Comments" section of the Gazette story on this event: http://exposureroom.com/members/Reflect ... 56be79570/

[Edit for clarity: This documentary about the young man involved in the accident was posted to the Gazette coverage of the Little Bear incident.]

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by mattpayne11 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:28 am

sarah.simon wrote:Sad that Little Bear claimed such a young life. RIP, young man.

This short documentary was posted in the "Comments" section of the Gazette story on this event: http://exposureroom.com/members/Reflect ... 56be79570/

[Edit for clarity: This documentary about the young man involved in the accident was posted to the Gazette coverage of the Little Bear incident.]


I saw that too Sarah - seems that Kevin was an outstanding guy.

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by Brad Marshall » Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:11 am

Very tragic for someone so young. My condolences to his family and friends.

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by seano » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:21 pm

I'm almost positive I met Kevin and his partner on Blanca the day before (even took a summit shot borrowing his Which Wich bag), and traversed to Ellingwood with them. I thought Little Bear would be tough for them, and mentioned that it was stiff 4th class, but assumed they would manage. What a shame.

EDIT: Yep, that was him. Tragic.

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by MBS1017 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:56 pm

Very sad. Thoughts go out to his friends and family. Anyone found an update on the helicopter team?

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by Joe White » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:52 pm

peace to those who grieve

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by COTrekker02 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:14 am

This is tragic, and is extremely sad news. I hope his family takes solace in the fact that this gentleman was doing what he loved when he passed from this world, and that his faith and life here will carry and sustain him forever. Peace be to this gentleman, and to his brave partner who made a gut wrenching decision to go for help.


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