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Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby coloradokevin » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:50 pm

Taylor,

To echo the sentiment of the many who have posted before me in this thread, thank you for informing us of this situation during such a difficult time. I'm sorry to hear of your loss, as the pain must be enormous in such a situation. I think your idea of a 14'er-based memorial service is a great idea, and a wonderful way to honor the memory of a climber that you cared deeply for (what climber wouldn't want to be remembered that way).

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby nomad » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:55 pm

Taylor I am sorry for your loss, he sounds like a fine man.
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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby Kitten » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:58 pm

Taylor, sorry for your loss. Condolences to all family and friends.
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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby axbauer » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:14 am

As you all can imagine sleep is not coming easy for me tonight.

However, I keep refreshing this website and reading all your posts and you all have honestly made this so much easier on me tonight. I just wish I could get a hold of the two people who were with him. I do hope they come forward soon - but if not I understand. Honestly, I am most concerned for them at this time - if you are reading this please know you are in my thoughts, prayers and that I hope youare okay.

Chris was only 28 and we were about to celebrate our two year anniversary married on Oct 8th. We had been together for 5. I did have the opportunity to climb a 14er with him - Mt. Shavno and I am honored to have been able to share that with him last summer.


I know how much Chris loved this community and would frequently shove the laptop under my nose to share with me your triumphs, losses and great photos. I knew I had to get on here and touch base with you all after the tragedy - you were apart of his family just as much as I was.

Yes, I do believe his memorial will be at a base of a 14er, where we will spread his ashes and drink plenty of beers. Does anyone know of a good 14er near by to Denver easy for friends and family to get to? Any input would help.

Again, Thank You. -Taylor

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby SolarAlex » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:17 am

RIP, good vibes to taylor and the rest of the family. I didnt know Chris, but from what i have read, he sounds like a great man.

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby Kitten » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:25 am

Taylor, this link that somebody posted on a previous thread could help you find out who might have been hiking with him:

http://www.14ers.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=37207

hope it helps. Again, sorry for your loss, may you find comfort from all his memories and time spent together.

PS. Edited the link to work
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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby CCSARCAP » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:45 am

For those of you who wish you can go to custersar.org and hit "past missions." for a short account and a few pictures.

I spoke to Taylor and her dad last evening and can ask the hiking partner to contact them if they wish.

A special thanks also to Alpine rescue, Western State, El Paso SAR and Douglas county SAR. This could not have been accomplished without them and of course FFL.


Bob P.

CCSAR Capt and I.C.

A special thanks also to Alpine rescue, Western State, El Paso SAR and Douglas county. This could not have been accomplished without them and of course FFL.
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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby MechE » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:01 am

Taylor,

Chris and I PM'd back in March regarding climbing either Wetterhorn or Snowmass. May he rest in peace.

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby ulvetano » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:35 am

So sorry to hear. What a beautiful location the Crestones are, but tragic they claimed a life. Sounds like the partner did as best possible and thoughts are with him as well.

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby I fall a lot » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:39 am

Taylor, I didn't have the privilege to meet your husband but he seemed like a fine man. I'm so very sorry.

Dave

Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby metalmountain » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:40 am

Sending good vibes your way Taylor. Terribly sorry for your loss, and may Chris RIP.
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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby mtndude3737 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:42 am

So sorry to hear, Taylor. My heart goes out to you and the family. Godspeed, Chris.

You may consider having the service on top of Mt. Evans where it is close to Denver and everyone can drive right to the top.
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