Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

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So very sorry....

Postby Jay521 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:54 am

Taylor - your strength amazes me. My heart goes out to you and the tears I am shedding as I write this can not compare to the pain you must be going through.

God bless you.

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby milan » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:55 am

This is a horrible week, I am so sad. RIP Chris. Peace to you and your family.

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby Mark A Steiner » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:14 am

So sorry for your loss Taylor. The hiking/climbing community here mourns with you. :(
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Postby scott goldberg » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:24 am

Sorry for your loss Taylor, you are in my thoughts.

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby SurfNTurf » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:28 am

I had the pleasure of hiking with Chris last year, and he was one of those guys who would bend over backward for a complete stranger. He allowed me to park my car in his garage and invited me into his home to meet his wife, Taylor, before we left. We exchanged frequent PMs over the past few months but unfortunately, our schedules never again aligned. Taylor, you have my sincere condolences and I wish you peace and love in this difficult time.

Our community has lost another stalwart member. I will carry his memory with me, as well as Rob's.
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Postby BobbyFinn » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:50 am

I'm very sorry for your loss.
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Postby gonzalj » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:51 am


I am terribly sorry for your loss and send my biggest condolences to you & your family during this tough time. I never met Chris, but definitely recognize him and just want to wish everyone out there safe travels as clearly it's been a very rough week. RIP Chris...

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Postby Freeze » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:08 am


There are no words that I can offer other than the mountaineering community grieves next to you.

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Postby RiceSnob » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:25 am

Our thoughts and prayers with you Taylor at this time, if there anything you need please don't hesitate to let's us know. We're here for you.


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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby wildlobo71 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:27 am

Taylor, thank you for telling those of us who didn't know your husband, Chris, a little bit about him. The special bond that connects all climbers and hikers to this sport, this activity, seem to bleed through all of us. In many ways you describe us when describing him, and in that sense his spirit will never pass. The footsteps in which we follow are made a little clearer because of these spirits. I am sorry for your loss, I am happy he was able to be your friend and husband for the years he was. Ever Upward.
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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby I Man » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:34 am

Taylor - it was a rough night last night for some of us that knew Chris as well.

Thank you again for letting us now, I am happy to see that you had somewhere to turn.

Please do let us know about the memorial service, I know that many of us would like to celebrate Chris's life.
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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby RyanSchilling » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:46 am

I can't imagine what you're going through. You're in our thoughts.


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