Steve Gladbach's FINAL Summit

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Steve Gladbach's FINAL Summit

Postby globreal » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:51 am

Stephen Andrew Gladbach
6/6/1961--6/23/2013

"Thunder Pyramid"-13,932
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Britt Jones, Jim Yaich, Steve Gladbach (L to R)
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Steve Gladbach with Mountain Rescue Aspen
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(These photos are posted with permission from the Gladbach family)

A quote from Steve on September 22, 2010 from the thread "When I die...."
sgladbach wrote:Remembering those who have passed will do more to heighten your own awareness of potential dangers than would a critque of their errors. Remember: you've already taken courses, participated with good mentors, and read valuable books. You know what mistakes can be made. You know that you can make zero mistakes and still die. Vigilance is the best defense and bringing along the memory of those lost partners will always heighten vigilance. Sadly, none of us are 100% vigilant.

Steve

You can see Steve's full post here:
http://www.14ers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=27447&p=323244#p323244
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Re: Steve Gladbach's FINAL Summit

Postby maverick_manley » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:54 am

I will miss seeing that bright Orange hat and that brighter smile in the mountains, on my winter ascents... but his memory will continue to brighten my days. RIP Steve.
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Re: Steve Gladbach's FINAL Summit

Postby globreal » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:01 am

maverick_manley wrote:I will miss seeing that bright Orange hat and that brighter smile in the mountains, on my winter ascents... but his memory will continue to brighten my days. RIP Steve.

Prakash...he wore them both on his final day!
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Re: Steve Gladbach's FINAL Summit

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:05 am

Thanks, Britt.
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Re: Steve Gladbach's FINAL Summit

Postby Coucher73 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:22 am

"Oh my God" to that picture of Aspen Mountain Rescue carrying him off of the mountain. Such horror and such beauty in a single photo.
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Re: Steve Gladbach's FINAL Summit

Postby jamie » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:30 am

Thanks for posting this, Britt.
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Re: Steve Gladbach's FINAL Summit

Postby steelfrog » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:22 am

Very moving. Thanks for posting
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Re: Steve Gladbach's FINAL Summit

Postby James Dziezynski » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:28 am

It must be heartwrenching to post these photos, but thanks for sharing them.

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Re: Steve Gladbach's FINAL Summit

Postby Perea » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:30 am



Britt asked me to post the video from Friday's climb of Cathedral here also.
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Re: Steve Gladbach's FINAL Summit

Postby MountainDawg » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:32 am

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Steve Gladbach's FINAL Summit

Postby Ulla » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:38 am

Thank you for posting this, although it has made me cry. Again. I didn't know Steve personally, although I'm fairly certain we were on some of the same peaks at the same time and he was at the Fall Gathering last year (2012) and I was there as well. People come into our lives for a reason. Some to show us how to live as better people (by their positive example) and some to show us how to live as better people (by their not-so-positive example). Steve, obviously, was the former. All people we cross paths with are here to teach us something we need to know and vice versa. I hope to remember that in all of the things that I do/say. My sincere sympathy to Steve's family, friends and the mountaineering community.
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Re: Steve Gladbach's FINAL Summit

Postby globreal » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:48 am

El Chupacabra wrote:

Britt asked me to post the video from Friday's climb of Cathedral here also.


Thanks Paul for putting this together...I just watched it again... and crying for the 4,000th time since we got the news yesterday.
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