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Steve Gladbach's FINAL Summit

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Re: Steve Gladbach's FINAL Summit

Postby globreal » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:43 pm

anna wrote: If there's not a fundraising attempt in progress, I'd be willing to get the ball rolling. I was also thinking that at some point down the road, we, as a community, might want to consider organizing an annual memorial climb. We could consider charging a small participation fee and use the funds generated to fund scholarship(s) for community members to use for mountaineering training (ex: avy level 1 class, first aid/cpr) or to hire instructors to teach group classes. I don't want to step on anyone's toes if something's already in the works.


Anna, I spoke with Nona Gladbach today and she would LOVE to have a Steve Gladbach Memorial Fund for mountaineering training.

I am in the process of setting up the fund with their credit union. Details coming soon.

If you would like to "get the ball rolling" for some sort of annual (spring, fall or winter) gathering, as well as the "group class(es)" please take it and run as there will be a fund with funds soon.
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Re: Steve Gladbach's FINAL Summit

Postby d_baker » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:50 pm

I like the idea that's brewing....Steve would be proud.

And Britt, I beg to differ about that being his final summit. He's going to be by your side, my side, and EVERYONE'S side on every mountain we step foot on, for the rest of our lives. Steve lives on through us.

PS....I'll see you soon.

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Re: Steve Gladbach's FINAL Summit

Postby DArcyS » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:45 pm

Some thought might be given to the establishment of anything involving Steve through the CMC.

http://www.cmc.org/ (noting they are currently posting notice of his passing on their website and that he was a life-member).

The CMC is an existing organization that would probably ease the formation of any type of memorial, including such things as the availability of liability insurance, existing mountaineering classes, etc. Somebody who knew Steve and is a CMC member perhaps should get involved to explore the possibilities that involve the CMC. While the involvement of the CMC might seem exclusionary, the likelihood of the longevity of the memorial is increased due to the organizational stability of the CMC. Anything involving just the Internet community will probably be fleeting.

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Re: Steve Gladbach's FINAL Summit

Postby SurfNTurf » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:54 pm

Thank you for posting this, Britt. What stunning photos. In addition to donating to the two funds being set up, I'd encourage contributions to Mountain Rescue Aspen. It's a first-class organization full of wonderful, selfless souls. I don't have much to offer, unfortunately, but I plan on setting aside what I can for all three funds.
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Re: Steve Gladbach's FINAL Summit

Postby IHikeLikeAGirl » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:41 pm

Thank you Britt. This cannot be easy for you, but it's much appreciated by us all.

And yes, would love to contribute/participate in any funds and training that are established in Steve's name.
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Re: Steve Gladbach's FINAL Summit

Postby Bodacious » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:50 pm

Thank you. And, I'm in.
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Re: Steve Gladbach's FINAL Summit

Postby Kevo » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:08 pm

Thanks everyone.

I'd like to contribute to a memorial fund.

It sounds like Steve had some life insurance in place, which hopefully will provide support for his family. If it is appropriate, I'd also be glad to contribute to an education fund for Steve's daughters.

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Re: Steve Gladbach's FINAL Summit

Postby RyGuy » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:08 am

anna wrote:
globreal wrote:
anna wrote: If there's not a fundraising attempt in progress, I'd be willing to get the ball rolling. I was also thinking that at some point down the road, we, as a community, might want to consider organizing an annual memorial climb. We could consider charging a small participation fee and use the funds generated to fund scholarship(s) for community members to use for mountaineering training (ex: avy level 1 class, first aid/cpr) or to hire instructors to teach group classes. I don't want to step on anyone's toes if something's already in the works.


Anna, I spoke with Nona Gladbach today and she would LOVE to have a Steve Gladbach Memorial Fund for mountaineering training.

I am in the process of setting up the fund with their credit union. Details coming soon.

If you would like to "get the ball rolling" for some sort of annual (spring, fall or winter) gathering, as well as the "group class(es)" please take it and run as there will be a fund with funds soon.


Great. Thanks for contacting Nona. Consider it done.

Wonderful idea Anna! Count me in!
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Re: Steve Gladbach's FINAL Summit

Postby Steve Climber » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:35 am

SurfNTurf wrote:Thank you for posting this, Britt. What stunning photos. In addition to donating to the two funds being set up, I'd encourage contributions to Mountain Rescue Aspen. It's a first-class organization full of wonderful, selfless souls. I don't have much to offer, unfortunately, but I plan on setting aside what I can for all three funds.


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Re: Steve Gladbach's FINAL Summit

Postby BaristaLady » Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:59 pm

Steve's friends are putting together a scrapbook for his two daughters, Linda and Alise. Can you please submit any stories you have from climbing with Steve. Send them to brittanyjacobs0731@gmail.com. THANKS!

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Re: Steve Gladbach's FINAL Summit

Postby Fisching » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:11 am

The outpouring of support, generosity, and camaraderie at such a difficult conjuncture is simply amazing. While I still lose my composure multiple times throughout the day, I find it incredibly heartwarming how many people, touched by Steve's giving personality, are paying it forward.
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Re: Steve Gladbach's FINAL Summit

Postby Rock-a-Fella » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:16 am

Fisching wrote:The outpouring of support, generosity, and camaraderie at such a difficult conjuncture is simply amazing. While I still lose my composure multiple times throughout the day, I find it incredibly heartwarming how many people, touched by Steve's giving personality, are paying it forward.


Thanks, Greg for articulating that for me as well. I did not have the pleasure of meeting Steve but feel I have always known him in my heart!

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