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Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby RyanSchilling » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:46 am

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

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby lurker » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:49 am

Taylor, I am so sorry for your loss.
The Mountains are Calling, and I must Go.
--John Muir

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby Mel McKinney » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:08 am

Taylor, I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for reaching out to this community and for giving it the opportunity to reach out to you. I hope you find some comfort in the kind words many have posted in this thread.
Peace be with you and your family.
Mountains cast spells on me - Why, because of the way Earth-heaps lie, should I be Chocked by joy mysteriously; stilled or drunken-gay? Why should a brown hill trail Tug at my feet to go? Why should a boggy swale Tune my heart to a nameless tale Mountain marshes know?
--- Belle Turnbull ("Mountain-Mad")

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby Dave_W » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:33 am

Chris was signed up to climb with me on a charity climbing project that I started called 14ers4Kids starting this weekend. I had been e-mailing with him in prep to climb Sneffels, Uncompahgre and Crestone Needle together to benefit orphaned children. I was so excited about meeting and climbing with him, I can't believe it.

From all I have read here Chris was an amazing person, it shows in his life including his desire to help children he has never even met.

The link below is the fundraising page that Chris had set up to help raise money for Half the Sky Foundation to support orphaned children. It's not my intention to solicit donations on this thread, but if you feel you need to do something...this might be away to do something in his memory to celebrate his love for the mountains and his desire to help others.

http://give.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1017470&lis=1&kntae1017470=0F8B5A5641D34AA3A080DDC11B874EB2&supId=364478924

Taylor - so sorry for your loss.

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby axbauer » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:03 am

I appreciate that.

The other option my family would like to make available to you is a donattion to the Custer County Search & Rescue

Donation to CCSAR:
Custer County Search and Rescue
PO BOX 1092
Westcliffe, CO 81252

Or on their website.


Thank you again for everything.

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby My-Therapy » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:57 am

Taylor, I'm very sorry for your tremendous loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

-Jeremy

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby CRAIGO » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:13 pm

Taylor,

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby JoniBologna » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:16 pm

Taylor, I am so sorry for your loss. May Chris rest in peace.
"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby anasarca76 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:16 pm

I'm so sorry for your loss... Hearing this type of news is never good. Rest In Peace Chris

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby axbauer » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:01 pm

The person who was climbing with Chris has contacted me and we are touching base this evening.

They are shaken, but unharmed. I am so grateful to you and cannot wait to meet you. You are my angel.

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby HarknessHooligans » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:03 pm

Taylor, this is heartbreaking to read about the loss of your husband. RIP Chris. You and your family are my thoughts and prayers
HH

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby edhaman » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:57 pm

Taylor,

So sorry to hear of your loss. I sent you a private message earlier today.

The summit of Evans is a good suggestion. The other place where everyone could get to easily on a paved road is the Guanella Pass trailhead for Mt. Bierstadt. And depending on how close to the "base" of a 14er is desired, Echo Lake might be another nice place as a trailhead for Mt. Evans.

Ed

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