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Caroline, I was in awe of your skills at your young age even before this tragic accident. You did your very best and even though the ending wasn't what we all wanted it was your gallant efforts that gave David a chance.
To David's family and close friends my heart goes out to all of you. I never met Talus Monkey but feel like I have known him for a long time. I can truly say I lost a friend on the mountain.
Happy Trails David, look out for the rest of us mere mortals.
Some people seem to live every day as if there were no tomorrow, their lives burning brightly. Talus Monkey did and it rubbed off on many others including mine up here in New Hampshire. You don't carry too many people in your head and heart throughout your life. I expect to carry a bit of Talus Monkey with me to every mountain I climb. My day can only be better for it. I hope wherever he is there are some sweet mountains to climb.
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I would hope that all of my friends would help me like USAKeller helped TM. You are a great friend!
Thanks CONative for doing what you do and your post. It answered a lot of questions.
I hope that all of us can find just a fraction of fun that TM found in this sport/hobby/religion that we all participate in. He is a great man!
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TalusMonkey's sister wrote:I'm David's sister in North Carolina.
Thank you for sharing your brother with us. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He was a special person and will be missed.
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You and the SAR members deserve more praise and respect than our words allow. You have demonstrated why that is so.
Thank you for what you do. Count on our support at any time.
Jeff and Jan
Caroline: We can all only hope to do as well as you did should we (god forbid) find ourselves in similar circumstances.
CONative: Your story of the rescue was way above the call of duty. I'm sure I speak for many of us in saying that it really helps us through these very hard times to read your very candid and detailed account of what happened up there. I sincerely hope it helped you to write it!
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TalusMonkey's sister wrote: but please, don't anybody be offended because I haven't thanked you personally. I thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart, and cannot thank you enough. My brother would be so proud. Thank you all so much. You've made me feel so proud of David. I love him and will miss him forever. Again, thank you all for being such wonderful friends to David. God bless you.
To David's sister:
In no way should any of us expect you to thank us for what we've said. We meant it all from the bottom of our hearts because we wanted people to know our thoughts of David. If we expected this, this would be low and selfish of us. May God watch over you and your family.
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Thanks for the web page & account; it helps. And thanks even more for the heroic effort by you & the rest of the SARS team. We all appreciate it.
Yet somehow I usually make it back to the car safely; and oftentimes, so do the people that I'm with.
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