RIP Roger Linfield

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RIP Roger.

Roger was a peer in both the rock climbing and peak bagging worlds. We both transitioned from the former to the latter at about the same time. While I never actually roped up with Roger (except for at the gym) or did a peak with him (though we ran into each other on top of Grand County 12348) we encountered each other periodically with animated discussions of rock climbing and peakbagging ensuing. Roger was a good source of beta and inspiration. Little known fact: the recent (relative) popularity of Turret Ridge derives from Roger who is the original source of the primary internet description of the route up that coveted and feared peak.

The last time I saw Roger was about a year and a half ago. He was in the pink of health, as usual, filled with goals and ambitions. It's somewhat stunning to think of him struck down so quickly. Once again, I'm led to conclude, get after it while you can!
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I've seen his name on plenty of registers.
Me, too. IDK if I signed more placed by him or by Mike Garratt, but finding one from either always makes me smile.
Regardless, RIP and thank you, Roger.
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I met Roger through a trip that he organized to Cielo Vista Ranch in summer 2019. Roger spent a lot of time working out logistical details with the ranch, and even worked with the ranch to help facilitate a car shuttle for 2 of us who wanted to add Red/Culebra to the other peaks. In addition, he paid extra money out of his own pocket to make the trip less costly for everyone else. From the little time I spent with Roger on this trip I could tell that he was a great man.

We lost a good one. RIP and climb on!

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Sad to hear about the passing of a legend, who’s name I’ve seen in many registers. Don’t believe I’ve ever met him. And yes, getting after it while you can is so important. We all hope to be in the mountains till we’re in our 80’s, but that doesn’t always happen. RIP
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If you're on Facebook, there are some additional comments about Roger Linfield at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/8233844 ... 0040127842
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12ersRule wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:32 am I met him working an aid station at the Quad Rock ultra near Ft Collins maybe 6-7 years back.
He was there crewing his nephew (my husband). He was always supportive of anyone that asked for his help. Roger was like a father figure to us and it is really encouraging reading everyone’s memories about him. He inspired us in many ways and made us feel like we could accomplish anything in the mountains. Like many of you, we are still in disbelief that he is gone. About this time last year we were enjoying Thanksgiving together and reveling in stories of past adventures and dreaming of more to come. Roger fought hard until the end. We miss him terribly and will think of him on every summit.
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alinfield wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:34 pm
12ersRule wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:32 am I met him working an aid station at the Quad Rock ultra near Ft Collins maybe 6-7 years back.
He was there crewing his nephew (my husband). He was always supportive of anyone that asked for his help. Roger was like a father figure to us and it is really encouraging reading everyone’s memories about him. He inspired us in many ways and made us feel like we could accomplish anything in the mountains. Like many of you, we are still in disbelief that he is gone. About this time last year we were enjoying Thanksgiving together and reveling in stories of past adventures and dreaming of more to come. Roger fought hard until the end. We miss him terribly and will think of him on every summit.
Thank you for the backstory. I'm so sorry for your loss. Glad you have him as an inspiration in your life!!
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Rest In Peace Roger. What an interesting fellow I wish I could have met him. I also enjoy climbing, birding, and stargazing though at much more modest levels than Roger. No luck finding an obituary. Anybody know how old he was?
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Roger was 66 and climbed like he was 36. Strong and humble are two words that come to mind when I think of Roger. I never met his wife, Brenda, but Roger talked of her often on our climbing/backpack trips. He and Brenda were philanthropists who truly made the world a better place.
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Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to meet him.
He sounds like a wonderful gentleman.
Rest in peace sir.
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I didn't know Roger, but respect his accomplishments. I hope he rests in peace.

Not meaning any disrespect, another important climber died today and rather than starting a new thread I'll add to this one in homage to both. RIP Doug Scott.

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^
Also, Hamish MacInness died about a week ago.
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