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R.I.P. Harvey T. Carter

Postby susanjoypaul » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:23 pm

Stewart Green is reporting on his FB page that Harvey T. Carter passed away today.

You've probably all heard of Harvey, and know that - as noted in an article by Dave Philipps at the Colorado Springs Gazette - he "founded Climbing Magazine, held the world's first bouldering competition, or likely has more first ascents than anyone in the world."

That article is here and I'm sure we'll hear more Harvey T. Carter memories in the coming days.

Peace to his family and friends. He lived a big life.

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Re: R.I.P. Harvey T. Carter

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:12 pm

Many of us owe a great debt to Mr. Carter.

Susan, thanks for posting.

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Re: R.I.P. Harvey T. Carter

Postby 14erFred » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:50 am

Another climbing luminary and legendary pioneer passes on. May his adventurous spirit rest in peace forever. Condolences to family and friends.
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Re: R.I.P. Harvey T. Carter

Postby Brian C » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:39 am

I saw this too. He was sure a legend. I'll be thinking of him down in the Fishers in a few weeks.
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Re: R.I.P. Harvey T. Carter

Postby colorado yooper » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:27 pm

I used to sit with him over coffee at Java the Hut in Woodland Park. He was always scheming and had lots of Beta if you asked. He'll be missed. RIP
To the High Crags!

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Re: R.I.P. Harvey T. Carter

Postby mennoguy » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:37 pm

I met him a few times while hiking Sentinel when he lived up past the Crags Campground. I remember the first time I met him I didn't know he was a famous climber. He would point out routes on many of the spires and faces near the Crags. I'll think of him next time I hike or run that section of the RTP trail. RIP

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Re: R.I.P. Harvey T. Carter

Postby ColoradoGuy » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:12 pm

So sad. Thank you for posting this.

I remember Harvey from when I lived in Manitou Springs.

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Re: R.I.P. Harvey T. Carter

Postby Kent McLemore » Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:45 pm

"Throw a loaf of bread and a pound of tea in an old sack and jump over the back fence." - John Muir

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Re: R.I.P. Harvey T. Carter

Postby susanjoypaul » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:29 am

A blog - and another Harvey Carter story - from Lou Dawson: http://www.wildsnow.com/1135/harvey-carters-saves/

I hope folks are taking the time to read these articles. Nothing gives you more appreciation for what we do than discovering the history behind it, learning about the pioneers that led the way - and beginning to understand the commonalities we all share in our passion for it. It's a very basic, human instinct, this climbing. Some do it better than others, and some express the experience better, but when you strip away all the gear and the gizmos it's pretty raw stuff. Nobody understood that better than the guys who started it all.

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Re: R.I.P. Harvey T. Carter

Postby TomPierce » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:31 am

Superbly stated, Susan. He will be missed, rest in peace.
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Re: R.I.P. Harvey T. Carter

Postby globreal » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:27 am

Susan,

Thanks for posting!

What an amazing climber! Truly a legend.
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die."
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Re: R.I.P. Harvey T. Carter

Postby susanjoypaul » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:33 am

There's a memorial planned for Harvey at the Garden of the Gods Trading Post in Colorado Springs, on Friday April 20th at 2 PM, for those who would like to pay their respects.

Colorado Public Radio interviewed his friend, fellow 14ers.com member Stewart Green, about Harvey. The audio file is posted on their website at Remembering Climbing Legend Harvey Carter.

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