Death on El Diente

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KenE
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Death on El Diente

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I just received the morning paper here in Telluride. Another of us is gone. This is so sad.

http://www.telluridenews.com/articles/2 ... 248294.txt" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

RIP
John Merrill


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Sad so sad---RIP fellow mountainlover
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Dammit. RIP....
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This has been such a hard season. I know that accidents happen every year but it doesn't seem like they were stacked like this. This is another real tragedy and my thoughts are out for him. Be careful out there.
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My thoughts and prayers go out for his family and friends. I'm very sorry for your loss (and ours). :(
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RIP John Merrill. My thoughts are with his family and friends during this most difficult time. The report says his wife is pregnant, and my heart is broken for her. :cry:
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RIP John :(

What a sobering summer.
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I echo mtgirl's statement.... How tragic is every death in the hills but to leave a wife and unborn child behind..... particularly sad indeed. Prayers to them..... May they find strength......
In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. - Psalm 95:4

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Wow - El Diente is not a very nice mountain :cry:

Tragic.
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Thoughts and prayers go out to friends and family....RIP
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Terrible story, my heart goes out to his wife.
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RIP John Merrill.. My thoughts and Prayers go out to his Wife, Family and Friends.
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