Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby Moraine14 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:54 pm

The mountains are my "church" - the one place I find a sense of peace. So even though I haven't had the opportunity yet to meet many people on this site, each loss of a person who shared the love for the mountains saddens me deeply, and it's something I always struggle to grasp. To Taylor, and everyone else for whom these losses are even closer to your hearts, you are in my thoughts and prayers. May the celebration of their lives and the connection shared by members of this community help bring you comfort in these difficult times.
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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby axbauer » Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:13 pm

That is so wonderful you say that.

I am speaking at Chris' memorial and God was very clear with me the other night that I should say, "His church was the mountains and his climb was his prayer"
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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby JerryB » Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:23 pm

Taylor, I'm very sorry.

Please accept my deepest condolences.

Climbers are family.
This loss cuts deep.

R.I.P. Chris . . .
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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby DrFunhog » Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:54 pm

Taylor - I am sorry for your loss; I never met Chris, but our paths may certainly have crossed in the CO mountains. I was in the Crestones area, climbing Crestone Needle the day after the fall occurred, and discussed the search and rescue efforts with one of the leaders. I can assure you I will remember the day as I continue to climb in CO, and will continue to climb as safely as I can. Take care.
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Postby DurangoJenn » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:09 pm

Taylor, I was thinking of Chris during my hikes this weekend and while driving home past the Sangres this afternoon. Again, I am so sorry for your loss. RIP Chris.
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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby flintster » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:43 pm

I don't believe I've ever climbed two (separate) peaks in the same week but figured this would be a great time to start. I didn't know Chris or Rob but share the same passion as them and probably frequent 14ers.com just as often. RIP fellas.

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Me (flintster) on San Luis Sunday
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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby axbauer » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:52 pm

WOW.

This is too much. I am writing this as tears run down my face. I am totally thrilled you did these hikes in memory of Rob and my husband. A beautiful tribute.

Flinster- little did you know that Chris and I had planned to do San Luis next month. Thanks for doing that for me.

-Durango. Chris Gray on Grays Peak. I love it.. thank you
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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby tmathews » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:23 pm

RIP, Chris...

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby axbauer » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:39 pm

WOW.

So amazing. Thank you
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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby zdero1 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:26 pm

Although I did not have the pleasure of meeting Chris, it is apparent that he shares the same love for these mountains as I do and that his life will continue to be celebrated by many. Let him and all others who have been taken too soon be remembered each time we set foot on trail.

Taylor-

May you, your family, and all who knew Chris be comforted and blessed.

Mike
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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby rajz06 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:37 am

Taylor: please accept this as a token of my respect for Chris.
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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby axbauer » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:56 am

This is so very touching. Very.

You have my heart very happy and I am so pleased that you have continued to do what you love with a new found love for life and respect for the mountains.

Thank you for your tributes to my husband.

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