Rob Jansen Memorial Event (RJansen77)

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Rob Jansen Memorial Event (RJansen77)

Postby MountainMedic » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:54 pm

As many of you know, our good friend Rob Jansen (RJansen77) was killed in a rockslide on Hagerman Peak on August 25th. A talented and absurdly fast hiker and climber, Rob was also a fixture on this forum and considered many members to be among his closest friends. We will be holding a memorial service in his honor, followed by a reception in the Washington Park area of Denver. His father reiterated to me on multiple occasions that he wanted as many people as possible from the climbing community to be at the service. I know Rob's family would appreciate a strong presence greatly and look forward to meeting his friends. If you can't make it due to the Fall Gathering, be sure to raise a Dale's for Rob at the summit!

Saturday, September 22
Memorial at Cheesman Park (At the picnic shelter)
5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Reception at Washington Park Grille
6:00 PM-10:00 PM (or later)

Please post on this thread (don't PM) if you intend to come so I can get some idea of head count. Remember, the more the merrier! Also, if you can only make the service or reception, that's fine. We're flexible, but I do need to give the bar an approximate head count by the middle of next week.

EDIT: BenFromTheEast thinks it's unclear that Rob's family will be there. They will be.
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Re: Rob Jansen Memorial Event (RJansen77)

Postby kushrocks » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:06 pm

There is nothing that would make me miss this Memorial for Rob. Count me and Annie in for sure. Everyone come ready to drink some Dale's Pale Ale.
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Re: Rob Jansen Memorial Event (RJansen77)

Postby crossfitter » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:12 pm

I'll be there
- A mountain is not a checkbox to be ticked
- Alpinism and mountaineering are not restricted to 14,000 foot mountains
- Judgment and experience are the two most important pieces of gear you own
- Being honest to yourself and others about your abilities is a characteristic of experienced climbers
- Courage cannot be bought at REI or carried with you in your rucksack

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Re: Rob Jansen Memorial Event (RJansen77)

Postby kansas » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:14 pm

I'm in.
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Re: Rob Jansen Memorial Event (RJansen77)

Postby SurfNTurf » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:22 pm

Wouldn't miss it.
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Re: Rob Jansen Memorial Event (RJansen77)

Postby zdero1 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:25 pm

My girlfriend and I will certainly be there.
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Re: Rob Jansen Memorial Event (RJansen77)

Postby aliciaf » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:28 pm

We didn't know him personally, but we remember reading lots of his posts and trip reports here. My fiance and I will be there to honor him
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Re: Rob Jansen Memorial Event (RJansen77)

Postby dmccool » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:34 pm

I'll be there
Save a place for me up in the high country.
There's still space to breathe.

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Re: Rob Jansen Memorial Event (RJansen77)

Postby Matt » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:09 pm

Fletch wrote:My wife and I will be there. Thanks Tyler.

Well, since I'll be hiking with you in the morning, I have no excuse.
I'll be there, too.
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