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It could have been any of us. Regarding the time of day reported, there were no storms I know of in this area on Tuesday. (Can't say that about Monday, which was a complete mess.)
Everytime I hear something like this it hits home and makes me realize how deadly and unforgiving the mountains truly can be. Weather can turn at any moment, rocks can give out, etc. I used to do much more solo hiking but now more than ever, I always try and go with at least someone else. Having another set of eyes and another mind sometimes save you from disaster. RIP Clint.
I'm sorry for the family. R.I.P.
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major bummer...good reminder of how dangerous these mountains are...rip
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This is very sad to hear. Condolences to his family and friends.
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May Clint rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. I'm sorry for your loss.
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Here are a couple of corrections from our 02:00am original post. It is now understood that our hiker summitted Mt Bierstadt around 10:00am on Tuesday and called his wife from the summit. A second call from the hiker to his wife was made around 12:45 from the summit of Mt Evans but did not go through. It is believed that the hiker was returning to the summit of Mt Bierstadt later that afternoon. From the National Weather Service it is understood that a severe thunderstorm occurred in the area on Tuesday afternoon. Again, we are all saddened by the outcome of this.
RIP Clint. May God help is wife though this trying time.
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My condolences to his family and friends.
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Such sad news.....my prayers and sympathy for his wife, family and friends. Rest in peace.
This is such a horrible thing to hear. Myself and a friend encountered a Clear Creek County Sheriff who was asking about him when we hit the parking lot after we finished the Tour De Abyss around 6 pm. My heart goes out to his family and friends.
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