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KC/Challenger Accident

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Re: KC/Challenger Accident

Postby Lamb » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:11 pm

Sorry to hear.

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Re: KC/Challenger Accident

Postby hilo21 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:25 am

Sorry for your loss. :(

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Re: KC/Challenger Accident

Postby ameristrat » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:31 am

I'm so sorry to hear of this. I am praying for Mike's family and friends' healing and understanding.

"The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." Deuteronomy 31:8
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Re: KC/Challenger Accident

Postby MOffutt » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:19 pm

My condolences, so sad.

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Re: KC/Challenger Accident

Postby OutdoorEsprit » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:55 pm

For those that haven't seen it the new memorial thread yet, some of us that worked with Mike will be climbing Quandary Peak on August 24 as a tribute to him and to other climbers that have been lost this year. The forum "Mike Cormier (& other climbers) Memorial" has the details.

EVERYONE is welcome to join us, whether you knew Mike or one of the other climbers or not.
"The mountains are calling and I must go."
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Re: KC/Challenger Accident

Postby Mel McKinney » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:22 pm

OutdoorEsprit wrote:For those that haven't seen it the new memorial thread yet, some of us that worked with Mike will be climbing Quandary Peak on August 24 as a tribute to him and to other climbers that have been lost this year. The forum "Mike Cormier (& other climbers) Memorial" has the details.

EVERYONE is welcome to join us, whether you knew Mike or one of the other climbers or not.


This is a wonderful tribute. John, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. My condolences to Mike's family and friends.
Mountains cast spells on me - Why, because of the way Earth-heaps lie, should I be Chocked by joy mysteriously; stilled or drunken-gay? Why should a brown hill trail Tug at my feet to go? Why should a boggy swale Tune my heart to a nameless tale Mountain marshes know?
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Re: KC/Challenger Accident

Postby paully » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:04 am

Very sorry to hear this, my condolensces to Mike's family and friends.

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Re: KC/Challenger Accident

Postby ETA » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:10 pm

I was lucky to meet Mike in June while climbing Wilson Peak. In only a couple miles Mike told many stories about his travels and family, it was a pleasure hiking with him. I’m sorry to hear about the accident, my thoughts go out to his family.

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3 or 4 miles, can't be much further than that.

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Re: KC/Challenger Accident

Postby lackerstef » Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:31 pm

Cookiehiker wrote:I am so sad to hear the news of Mike's passing. I can't begin to express what a pleasure it was to make his acquaintance on the summit of Red Cloud last year. It was a true delight to be able to spend time talking to him and sharing some of my summit cookies with him as we took in the glory of the sun just shedding it's light over the red mountain. His passion for mountain climbing was very apparent. There are just some people that you meet that stick out in your mind....Mike was one of those....a true lover of the mountains! My sincere condolences to his family....my heart is with you.


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My heart goes out to Mike and his family. Legacy and memories outlive any body.

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Re: KC/Challenger Accident

Postby Cookiehiker » Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:58 pm

@Lackerstef: Thank you for the picture! I had not seen that one to my recollection. A good man of the mountains was lost...blessed to have made his aquaintance!

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