Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby IHikeLikeAGirl » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:48 am

So sorry to read this outcome.

To Lenny's family and friends, I can only pass on my sincerest condolences....

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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby sarag17 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:50 am

For anyone on this thread that is also on FB, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do NOT say anything. His parents and grandparents do not yet know and this would be the worst way they could find out.

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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby MountainHiker » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:55 am

My condolences to his family and friends.
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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby summitstep » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:58 am

I lift my eyes to the hills- from whence comes my help?
My help comes from the Lord.

Prayers to all.
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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby letourneau41 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:59 am

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Sorry for your loss.
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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby Mike Cormier » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:02 am

I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby Billy the Kid » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:04 am

How terrible!...I am so sorry to hear of this news. I wish the best for his family and loved ones...

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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby Mel McKinney » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:05 am

To the friends and family, please accept my condolences. I am sorry for your loss.
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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby 14erFred » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:19 am

May Lenny rest in peace. Strength and comfort to his family and friends during this time of loss.

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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby CO Native » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:25 am

Let us give thanks to God for the many blessings we have received. Let us give thanks for the splendor of the mountains we love. However, let us also remember the price many pay on these mountains.

To our mountaineering comrade. He lived, he felt, he was as vibrant, as energetic, as mortal as you and I. He was brave and adventurous. He, like many of us, came to Colorado to be closer to the heavens than most ever dare. Some may argue about the futility of climbing mountains, but we should never forget those that have died pursuing their passion to conquer the unconquerable.

Many a man has heeded the siren call of the mountains through the years, many a man has heard that call for the last time in these solemn heights. Let us not forget our fallen friend. Though few of us knew him, our connection to him in this passion for the mountains unites us. In this we understand him, are connected to him, we know him, and feel loss for his passing.

May God’s peace sooth the aching hearts of them many that knew you and loved you, and may they be reminded that though this separation is painful it is only temporary.
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More info on North Maroon death

Postby tmathews » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:00 pm

Sorry to start a new topic on this subject, but the other thread hasn't been unlocked yet. I just saw this article which has a lot more information than I've seen before now.

RIP, Lenny. My sincerest condolences to family and friends....



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