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by Dragger » Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:28 am

Hello all,

It is with great sadness that I have to report that Rob ("Rhyang") was in a very bad car accident last Thursday night while driving to go climbing. We visited him today (Saturday) at the hospital and he is pretty banged up but is in stable condition. I know Rob has many friends and acquaintances here at SummitPost and he wanted me to explain his absence. (I believe he also had arranged to meet someone from SP in Tuolumne Meadows on Friday to climb -- obviously he was unable to contact that person.) Please join me in sending positive thoughts his direction during a very dark time.

If you are a friend of Rob's and would like more information, please go ahead and send me a PM.


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by Kurt Wedberg » Sun Aug 19, 2007 7:20 am

Thanks for posting this Carolyn. I had heard about his car wreck but hadn't got word yet on what happened after he arrived at the hospital.

Please give Rob my very best and let him know I'll keep him in my prayers. I shall look forward to a day I can tie into a rope and share a climb with him. Until then we can all hang tight at his side keeping him on a spiritual belay with our brake hands holding on to him tightly for his whole climb ahead.

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by uwjennie » Sun Aug 19, 2007 7:51 am


Give Rob my best. I hope he is doing ok. Let us know if there are any updates.


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by Dave K » Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:59 am

Oh no, I'm sorry to hear this!

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by Holsti97 » Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:41 am

That is bad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you Rob. Hope you recover quickly and will be back in the mountains soon.

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by icypeak » Sun Aug 19, 2007 12:58 pm

Very sorry to hear that. I hope you get well soon, our thoughts are with you Rob. Take care.

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by Gareth » Sun Aug 19, 2007 2:29 pm

:cry: Ah man, and just after he had gotten his calcaneus healed up. I'll be praying for you, man.

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by The Chief » Sun Aug 19, 2007 2:55 pm

Dingus Milktoast wrote:Where is he?


Second that!! Where is he so that we can send cards or go visit! :shock:

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by keema » Sun Aug 19, 2007 3:15 pm

Here's praying for a speedy recovery. Also, where is he? I could probably stop and wish him well in person.

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by lisae » Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:01 pm

How awful!

Rob, I hope you recover quickly.

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by Fredd C Dobbs » Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:19 pm

Very disturbing news, praying that you have a quick & full recovery & speedy return to the mountains.

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by Bob Burd » Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:22 pm

So sorry to hear this.
Hope you're able to rest, and wishing you a speedy recovery.

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by Boulderhound » Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:56 pm

Don't know you Bro....but then there is only about three degrees of separation between all of us anyway.
The climbing community is small but tight!
I too send positive vibes your way.
Speedy recovery to you man.

You are on Belay.

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by Theonestar » Sun Aug 19, 2007 5:14 pm

You are in my thoughts Rob. The best on a nice recovery and look forward to seeing you back on the boards.

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by desainme » Sun Aug 19, 2007 5:15 pm

Enjoyed the pix from Bear Creek Spire-get well soon.


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