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Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby summitstep » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:47 pm

My heart goes out to you, Taylor. I hope you find the comfort and solace you need. Chris waits for us on high.
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"It's called CRAZY. And somehow, when you are bent over your poles, staring at your boots- heart heaving and trying not to cough your lung onto a rock= you look up...and you are looking down over all those beautiful mountains....and you wouldn't want to be anywhere else."

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby MonGoose » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:49 pm

Taylor, thank you very much for sharing that information with this community. I am extremely sorry for your loss.
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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby Hungry Jack » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:51 pm

God bless you Taylor. God rest Chris.

Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby AndYouSeeMe » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:52 pm

Wow, cannot believe this, what a horrible week.

I also shared that great day in December 2011 with Chris. We went up Fletcher for his first Centennial. In the time since then our schedules have not aligned to climb together again, but would still text and PM every few weeks in hopes we could get out.

Chris was a bright man with a deep passion for the outdoors with some lofty goals. I only wish he could have seen more of them through in his time with us. Very happy that he was doing what he loved until the end.

Taylor, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that as Chris's wife you are a part of this community as well and we are here for you.

RIP Chris, you will be missed.
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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby TheOtherIndian » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:55 pm

Shocking again. I am sorry for your loss. I had never met Chris, but I've exchanged many PMs with him over the winter and he seemed like a great guy. He PMed again last week and we generally were talking about his hiking plans for the fall. I am sorry for your loss, Taylor.
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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby joshbrink » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:28 pm

I am very sorry for your lose. I was really looking forward to meeting him in less than 2 weeks as we had plans to climb challenger/KC and needle the next day. He definately loved ther mountains and he was always willing to help with my questions.
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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby 12ersRule » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:30 pm

Very sorry for your loss, Taylor. I never met Chris, but he seemed like a great guy based on his posts. He had great taste in beer.

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby JJJR » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:34 pm

Taylor, I am so sorry for your loss. I never met Chris but we shared a love for the mountains. Peace.
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you...
while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. John Muir

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby big_red_pride » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:36 pm

Taylor, I am so sorry to hear about the death of your husband Chris. He and I have exchanged a few PM's in the past to try and find to climb together. I know he loved the mountains and I will be praying for you and your family in this time of loss. Though I never met Chris he seemed like a great guy from the few messages we did exchange. God bless!

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby d_baker » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:39 pm

Chris and I had exchanged some pm's about getting out last winter, but never did, so we never met.
He seemed like a great guy.

I'm sorry to hear about another death so soon, and another member here. Sad week.

Condolences to his family, friends, and climbing partners.

RIP Chris

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby Bullwinkle » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:55 pm

May God give you peace at this time of loss.
As a mountain more fully reveals itself to a man, so the true nature of the man will be more fully revealed

Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby its_not_a_tuba » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:58 pm

Oh no, I am so saddened to hear this.
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