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Rob Jansen Photo Memorial Thread

Postby tmathews » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:37 am

I'd like to ask my fellow community members for help on this one. For the next few weeks (perhaps leading up and through the Fall Gathering weekend or longer, if you want), will you consider carrying a simple printed or hand-written sign with the name of the peak that you're summiting (14ers, 13ers, 12ers, it doesn't matter) dedicated to the memory of Rob Jansen? Rob had five peaks left on his list of 58, so if anyone heading for the Chicago Basin 4 or Sneffels those would be especially appreciated. I already know some of his family and friends outside of 14ers.com have been visiting here to read the other memorial thread and feel that showing community support will help them in the healing process. It doesn't have to be anything extravagant -- just something like "Longs Peak, 14,255 ft. In memory of Rob Jansen."

Please post your photos in this thread if you are willing to help out. Also, please don't reply to this thread without a photo. I'd like to keep responses without photos to a minimum. Thank you, everyone.
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Re: Rob Jansen Photo Memorial Thread

Postby Fisching » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:48 am

I'm sure I will have many posts in this thread. This one comes from a photo someone in our group took of Rob and Eric looking back to Capitol.
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Re: Rob Jansen Photo Memorial Thread

Postby MtHurd » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:03 pm

Rob looks like he was about like Usain Bolt, about 6'5" with long legs that could travel further with each step. Nice pic.

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Re: Rob Jansen Photo Memorial Thread

Postby SurfNTurf » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:09 pm

gregory_fischer wrote:I'm sure I will have many posts in this thread. This one comes from a photo someone in our group took of Rob and Eric looking back to Capitol.


That was my photo, which had the Facebook caption, "Rob is either aghast in fear...or yawning." He commented, "Capitol trembled so violently when it saw me approaching, I couldn't help but chuckle." :lol:

Here are a few more of Rob, in his element.

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Re: Rob Jansen Photo Memorial Thread

Postby Fisching » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:23 pm

Ha! Thanks for the background Jeff. I had that photo saved in my Capitol sub-folder, but I didn't know who took it.

Rob used this photo for his cover photo on Facebook's timeline for a few months. He's the only guy who could possibly taunt Little Bear after conquering it.
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Peter Aitchison on the risks of rock climbing and mountaineering: "That's life, isn't it? We think the challenge and satisfaction you get from doing this is worth the risks."

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"The mind is always worried about consequences, but the heart knows no fear. The heart just does what it wants."

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Re: Rob Jansen Photo Memorial Thread

Postby dillonsarnelli » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:29 pm

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Summit of Culebra Peak - August 11, 2012 - Elevation 14,047
Jeff, Rob, Dillon, Tyler, Ben, Bill, Marcia, Jen



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Summit of Mount Princeton - April 29, 2012 - Elevation 14,197
Rob, Dillon



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Summit of Wilson Peak - May 28, 2012 - Elevation 14,017
Rob, Greg, Jeff, Dillon



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Summit of Ellingwood Point - January 15, 2012- Elevation 14,042
Rob, Dillon, Andrew



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Summit of Capitol Peak - July 15, 2012 - Elevation 14,130
Rob, Greg, Tyler, Dan, Dillon



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Summit of Mount Wilson - May 28, 2012 - Elevation 14,246
Greg, Jeff, Rob, Dillon



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Summit of LaPlata - January 2, 2012 - Elevation 14,336
Dillon, Rob



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Summit of Mount Sherman - December 4, 2011 - Elevation 14,036
Dillon, Rob, Terry



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Summit of San Luis Peak - July 4, 2012 - Elevation 14,014
Dillon, Rob



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Summit of Blanca Peak - January 15, 2012 - Elevation 14,345
Andrew, Rob, Dillon



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Summit of Wetterhorn Peak - July 5, 2012 - Elevation 14,015
Dillon, Rob



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Summit of Uncompahgre Peak - July 5, 2012 - Elevation 14,309
Rob, Dillon



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Summit of El Diente Peak - July 6, 2012 - Elevation 14,159
Rob

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Re: Rob Jansen Photo Memorial Thread

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Re: Rob Jansen Photo Memorial Thread

Postby FireOnTheMountain » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:58 pm

I plan on making an RJ patch and putting it on my pack.
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Re: Rob Jansen Photo Memorial Thread

Postby kushrocks » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:04 pm

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Re: Rob Jansen Photo Memorial Thread

Postby metalmountain » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:09 pm

kushrocks wrote:Greg - I took that photo of Rob on Little Bear.

FireOnTheMountain wrote:I plan on making an RJ patch and putting it on my pack.


Abe, can you make a few extras? I will give you money for it.


I think a lot of us would pitch for something like that. I know there are places online that will manufacture custom patches like that. I haven't dealt with it in some time but if I remember correctly you can just submit a graphic and they take it from there. I know some really pro graphic designers as well. Just an idea :)

If that interests anyone just PM me, I don't want to threadjack this.
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