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Climber Deceased on North Maroon Today.

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Re: Climber Deceased on North Maroon Today.

Postby rajz06 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:15 am

Sad indeed that we lose members of this great community while they're just following their hearts like the rest of us! :cry: Another grim reminder of the realities of our passion. My condolences to Derek's family and friends.

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Re: Climber Deceased on North Maroon Today.

Postby tundraking » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:28 am

I am very sorry to hear about this tragedy. My thoughts and prayers go out to Derek's family and friends. I wish peace and comfort to them and to others who were on the mountain that day.

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Re: Climber Deceased on North Maroon Today.

Postby El Scooter » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:04 am

R.I.P. Derek - my thoughts go out to his family and friends.

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Re: Climber Deceased on North Maroon Today.

Postby milan » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:17 am

So sad to read this. Rest in peace Derek.

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Re: Climber Deceased on North Maroon Today.

Postby James Dziezynski » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:43 am

Incredibly sad... peaceful thoughts to Derek and his family.
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Re: Climber Deceased on North Maroon Today.

Postby broncotw » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:01 pm

RIP brother...... Seems like this has been a horrible climbing season thus far......
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Re: Climber Deceased on North Maroon Today.

Postby csmcgranahan » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:01 pm

More difficult news. Condolences to family and friends from both my family and I.

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Re: Climber Deceased on North Maroon Today.

Postby Man Jerk » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:10 pm

I need some help from the 14ers community. I will be workinv on setting up an account for dereks family, but I want to hold some type of fund raising event but I have no idea where to start. Can anyone give me any ideas?

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Re: Climber Deceased on North Maroon Today.

Postby IHikeLikeAGirl » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:12 pm

So sorry Ian for what you and Ed witnessed. Sorry for the others on the mountain too...I can't imagine....

Deepest condolences to Derek's family and friends. Rest in peace Derek.
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Re: Climber Deceased on North Maroon Today.

Postby TakeMeToYourSummit » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:27 pm

First & foremost - R.I.P. Derek - your family & friends are in our prayers.
Kudos to the climbers immediately on scene & the tireless rescue/retrieval workers for limiting this to a single life lost.

I viewed North Maroon from the summit of Pyramid on Sept. 5th... trying to wrap my head around the route to the top. Knowing I'd had similar feelings viewing Pyramid's route from Castle/Conundrum... it was the next Elk I looked to tackle. After the news of this tragedy coupled with waking up to find the snowline near 11,000 in Snowmass - the decision was made: my Elk season is over.

All it takes is one wrong move to end it all - be careful up there everyone.
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Re: Climber Deceased on North Maroon Today.

Postby smrcka » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:36 pm

RIP climbing brother...sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Many thanks to those on the scene and the SAR folks.
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Re: Climber Deceased on North Maroon Today.

Postby bighornmonkey » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:45 pm

Rest in peace, brother!

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