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Torreys Peak Fatality

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:43 pm
by TheClassyDuck
Very unfortunate news coming from Torreys Peak. My condolences to the family.


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Re: Torreys Peak Fatality

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:46 pm
by AnnaG22
Tragic news. Condolences to his family and friends.

Re: Torreys Peak Fatality

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:50 pm
by bmcqueen
I was really hoping for a good outcome on this. My condolences to Don's friends and family. RIP Don.

Re: Torreys Peak Fatality

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:53 pm
by ulvetano
Dang, tragic to hear. Condolences to family and friends.

Re: Torreys Peak Fatality

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:22 pm
by globreal
So sad to hear this news of a fellow climber. Prayers for his family and friends.

Re: Torreys Peak Fatality

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:10 pm
by kman
Was really hoping for a good outcome. Got to know him during our Kilimanjaro trip. Condolences to all who knew him. RIP Don.

Re: Torreys Peak Fatality

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:19 pm
by Herbert
So sorry to hear such devastating news. I pray that his family and friends will find a way to circle the wagons and lean on each other for comfort and support during these difficult times.

Re: Torreys Peak Fatality

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:41 pm
by nunns
Very sad to hear.

Sean Nunn

Re: Torreys Peak Fatality

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:55 pm
by matt pierce
Damn. This is devastating news.

I met Don on a Kilimanjaro trip in 2009. At one of the remote camps on safari one night Jeff (mickeysgrenade), Don and I closed down the "bar" at the campground - drinking heavily and smoking Sportsman's cigarettes. We became fast friends. This remains one of my fondest memories of Don.

Then, a few years back I remember a night where Jeff, Don and I were out for beers and they were telling me about one of their mountain epics. I told them both, "you're the most hardcore dudes I've ever met". And that remains the truth to this day. They both laughed, because...well...that's the kind of guys they are. Don had a love for mountains and adventure and even though I hadn't seen him a lot in the last few years, I'm glad to have known him.

RIP buddy - you were without a doubt one badass motherfucker...

Jeff and Don on our Kilimanjaro trip in 2009

Re: Torreys Peak Fatality

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:13 pm
by matt pierce
Me, Don and Jeff in 2009 - what a bunch of misfits!
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Re: Torreys Peak Fatality

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:20 pm
by bmcqueen
I’m really sorry for the loss of your friend Matt. Thanks for sharing stories about Don. He sounds like an amazing guy.

Re: Torreys Peak Fatality

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:57 pm
by Shawnee Bob
Rough month so far. 71 years old and still tackling more challenging routes is something I aspire to. Wish I could have met the man.