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RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

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Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby SkiBikeClimb99 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:06 pm

Reading all of the posts from Rob's close friends makes me sad I never had a chance to meet him. My prayers and condolences are with Rob's friends and family. He's definitely resting peacefully above the cloud cover now. Tom

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Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby hollamby » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:17 pm

Rob rest in peace man. You have a lot of true friends that you have deeply affected.

Ryan
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Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby axbauer » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:44 am

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you

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Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby tmathews » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:47 am

axbauer wrote:I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you


Still unable to get to sleep here, ugh. Thank you so much for your kind words, Taylor. We share a kinship with you in these difficult times.

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Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby axbauer » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:03 am

Yes we do.

Perhaps we need to plan a hike of some sort?

Please be understanding if I am perhaps not up to a
14er but I know we will be closest to our loved ones when are
in the mountains.

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Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby ztop » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:53 am

You're right, Anna. This has been a humbling and inspiring time. Reading about Rob and how much respect he earned during his time with us is motivation to appreciate what we have and help others learn to enjoy it, too.

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Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby Presto » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:02 am

+1 Anna. I have found it difficult not to shed a tear reading this thread and the heartfelt stories of those that were close to him. I ran across this just last night ... it seemed to be fitting to post as I think, from what I've read, that it could well be the way that Rob lived his life.

Life's Little Instructions

- Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
- Never waste an opportunity to tell people you love them.
- Don't be afraid to say, "I made a mistake" or "I don't know".
- Leave everything a little better than you found it.
- Take responsibility for every area of your life.
- Commit yourself to constant improvement.
- Strive for excellence, not perfection.
- Have a firm handshake.
- Look people in the eye.
- Avoid negative people.
- Keep it simple.
- Be the first to say "hello".
- Return all things you borrow.
- Be there when people need you.
- Don't expect life to be fair.
- Learn three clean jokes.
- Remember other people's birthdays.
- Compliment even the smallest improvements.
- Never underestimate the power of love.
- Keep your promises no matter what.
- Be forgiving of yourself and others.
- Say "please" and "thank you" a lot.
- Count your blessings.
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: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby SurfNTurf » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:12 am

Some great news articles about Rob have surfaced this week, but this one really, really takes the cake. I've been re-reading it all morning.

http://www.newcanaannewsonline.com/news/article/Hiking-accident-victim-one-of-New-Canaan-s-own-3825468.php#page-1
Many Miles to Go (Blog)

“There are two kinds of climbers: those who climb because their heart sings when they’re in the mountains, and all the rest.” - Alex Lowe

"There have been joys too great to describe in words, and there have been griefs upon which I cannot dare to dwell; and with those in mind I say, 'Climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are nought without prudence, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste, look well to each step, and from the beginning think what may be the end.'" - Edward Whymper

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Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

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

SurfNTurf wrote:Some great news articles about Rob have surfaced this week, but this one really, really takes the cake. I've been re-reading it all morning.

http://www.newcanaannewsonline.com/news/article/Hiking-accident-victim-one-of-New-Canaan-s-own-3825468.php#page-1


I don't know what a single word of his senior thesis paper title means. Heck, I don't even think I can pronounce it!
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."

"Respect the mountain. Train hard. Hope you can sneak up when it isn't looking."

"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: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby RiceSnob » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:20 pm

It's brought tears when I read all these comment, we don't know Rob but ours thoughts and prayer with his sister and parent at this time. We will carry his love for the mountain when we climb.

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Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby lazyhiker » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:25 pm

SurfNTurf wrote:Some great news articles about Rob have surfaced this week, but this one really, really takes the cake. I've been re-reading it all morning.

http://www.newcanaannewsonline.com/news/article/Hiking-accident-victim-one-of-New-Canaan-s-own-3825468.php#page-1


Very touching article. Very sad. RIP.

Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby bergsteigen » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:42 pm

gregory_fischer wrote:
SurfNTurf wrote:Some great news articles about Rob have surfaced this week, but this one really, really takes the cake. I've been re-reading it all morning.

http://www.newcanaannewsonline.com/news/article/Hiking-accident-victim-one-of-New-Canaan-s-own-3825468.php#page-1


I don't know what a single word of his senior thesis paper title means. Heck, I don't even think I can pronounce it!


Whereas, I would actually really like to read it. It was awesome that he got to go to BC to do field work, that's such a gorgeous area, and so geomorphically dynamic.
"Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports ... all others are games."
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