Torreys Peak Fatality

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Torreys Peak Fatality

Post by TheClassyDuck » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:43 pm

Very unfortunate news coming from Torreys Peak. My condolences to the family.


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Post by AnnaG22 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:46 pm

Tragic news. Condolences to his family and friends.
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Post by bmcqueen » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:50 pm

I was really hoping for a good outcome on this. My condolences to Don's friends and family. RIP Don.
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Post by ulvetano » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:53 pm

Dang, tragic to hear. Condolences to family and friends.
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Post by globreal » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:22 pm

So sad to hear this news of a fellow climber. Prayers for his family and friends.
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Post by kman » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:10 pm

Was really hoping for a good outcome. Got to know him during our Kilimanjaro trip. Condolences to all who knew him. RIP Don.
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Post by Herbert » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:19 pm

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.
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Post by nunns » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:41 pm

Very sad to hear.

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Post by matt pierce » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:55 pm

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...

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Post by matt pierce » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:13 pm

Me, Don and Jeff in 2009 - what a bunch of misfits!
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Post by bmcqueen » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:20 pm

I’m really sorry for the loss of your friend Matt. Thanks for sharing stories about Don. He sounds like an amazing guy.
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Post by Shawnee Bob » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:57 pm

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.
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