Crestone Peak Tragedy

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Re: Crestone Peak Tragedy

Postby vallejoclmbr » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:02 am

My heart is really heavy this morning

I have been on family vacation for the past week and haven't checked 14ers until just now

I had the privilege of climbing with Chris just a couple of weeks ago on 8/21. We summitted Castle & Conundrum together on a gorgeous morning in the Elks.

I can still remember celebrating with Chris at the top of both peaks and being really impressed with his knowledge about routes ect. from other peaks. It was evident that this site was a big part of his life. As we hiked Chris spoke fondly of everyone he had hiked with from this community. I remember him distinctly saying that he would want to go climbing with all of his past partners again.

Here's a pic of Chris on the summit of Castle
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Re: Crestone Peak Tragedy

Postby mtgirl » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:09 am

Vallejoclmbr: You may want to see this thread as well.

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Re: Crestone Peak Tragedy

Postby axbauer » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:34 am

WOW! Such a beautiful picture of my husband. Thank you for sharing!!!
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Re: Crestone Peak Tragedy

Postby Paco » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:08 pm

Such a terrible loss. We are very vulnerable indeed. Thanks for sharing.
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