Does anyone still remember Talusmonkey?

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Does anyone still remember Talusmonkey?

Postby TalusMonkeys sister » Sat May 08, 2010 7:11 am

Does anyone still remember Talusmonkey? He was my big brother, and he died three years ago on Humboldt...
Thank you all for loving my brother and being his friends. You all sound like amazing friends. I can't thank you enough. Holly Newsome

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Re: Does anyone still remember Talusmonkey?

Postby CorduroyCalves » Sat May 08, 2010 9:32 am

I actually think about him from time to time. Can't believe it's been three years already.
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Re: Does anyone still remember Talusmonkey?

Postby fleetmack » Sat May 08, 2010 10:21 am

Have a sticker of him on my car's visor ....
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Re: Does anyone still remember Talusmonkey?

Postby jaymz » Sat May 08, 2010 11:01 am

I remember the craziness on this forum that night, and how shocked I was when the news broke that he didn't make it, even though I'd never met him.
This forum was a lot more fun with Talusmonkey! Can't believe it's already been three years either.
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Re: Does anyone still remember Talusmonkey?

Postby rlw49 » Sat May 08, 2010 4:21 pm

I feel like i've met him, though i haven't. Every time i sign onto this site, i see the section on your brother and see him in my minds eye. His posts were always humorous and creative. It was a loss for everyone and more so for you and your family. Hope things are well for you.

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Re: Does anyone still remember Talusmonkey?

Postby cheeseburglar » Sun May 09, 2010 11:21 pm

I never met him, but enjoyed his adventures vicariously.
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Re: Does anyone still remember Talusmonkey?

Postby Iguru » Mon May 10, 2010 5:41 am

TalusMonkeys sister wrote:Does anyone still remember Talusmonkey? He was my big brother, and he died three years ago on Humboldt...

He is not forgotten.
His spirit lives on.
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Re: Does anyone still remember Talusmonkey?

Postby Presto » Mon May 10, 2010 7:16 am

My husband and I were just discussing him the other day ... his memory and goodness lives on with many of us.
As if none of us have ever come back with a cool, quasi-epic story instead of being victim to tragic rockfall, a fatal stumble, a heart attack, an embolism, a lightning strike, a bear attack, collapsing cornice, some psycho with an axe, a falling tree, carbon monoxide, even falling asleep at the wheel getting to a mountain. If you can't accept the fact that sometimes "s**t happens", then you live with the illusion that your epic genius and profound wilderness intelligence has put you in total and complete control of yourself, your partners, and the mountain. How mystified you'll be when "s**t happens" to you! - FM

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Re: Does anyone still remember Talusmonkey?

Postby bonehead » Mon May 10, 2010 9:06 am

TalusMonkeys sister

You don't even need to ask!!
Your brother is so much more than well remembered!!
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Re: Does anyone still remember Talusmonkey?

Postby coloradokevin » Fri May 14, 2010 3:03 am

I think anyone who posted, lurked, visited, or otherwise had exposure to 14' remembers The Talusmonkey! I also remember wathcing the news stories about the incident before I knew it involved a 14' member (I really just lurked on the site back then, and didn't get into posting until some time later).

I never had the pleasure of meeting him in person, but I've met a good number of his friends, and I've heard a lot of stories. His life may have ended on Humboldt, but it is clear that his legacy and legend have lived on in this community.

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Re: Does anyone still remember Talusmonkey?

Postby CO Native » Fri May 14, 2010 5:57 am

I will always remember.
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Re: Does anyone still remember Talusmonkey?

Postby mountainmicah83 » Fri May 14, 2010 7:02 am

I never got the chance to meet him, but I am well aware of him. I was actually looking through some of his old TR's the other day.
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