Found Dead in Peru, Boulder Climber & Friend

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Found Dead in Peru, Boulder Climber & Friend

Postby passionforhiking » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:08 pm

Sad story from Peru, heard on Denver TV news tonight.

Here is link to article.

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_21182674/boulder-climber-weiss-and-partner-found-dead-peak

May God have mercy on their souls and comfort family members.
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Re: Found Dead in Peru, Boulder Climber & Friend

Postby dpage » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:36 pm

Here's the link that started when the news first broke. Very sad indeed. RIP

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Re: Found Dead in Peru, Boulder Climber & Friend

Postby thebeave7 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:37 pm

Holy #^$@, I knew Gil from back in San Diego, that's incredibly sad news to hear upon returning from the mountains this weekend.
RIP, and I can only imagine the sadness the rest of his family and friends must be feeling.

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Re: Found Dead in Peru, Boulder Climber & Friend

Postby gb » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:13 am

RIP

I knew better, but read a few comments on the DP article. I wouldn't recommend that.
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Re: Found Dead in Peru, Boulder Climber & Friend

Postby djkest » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:40 am

My head just exploded reading those comments in the Denver post.
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Re: Found Dead in Peru, Boulder Climber & Friend

Postby I Man » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:43 am

djkest wrote:My head just exploded reading those comments in the Denver post.



Rule numba ONE - Under no circumstances, are you to EVER read comments from ignorant internet fools :)


Climbing apparently equals suicide.

I wonder if driving your car or voluntarily eating McDonald's also counts as suicide?

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Re: Found Dead in Peru, Boulder Climber & Friend

Postby SilverLynx » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:49 am

djkest wrote:My head just exploded reading those comments in the Denver post.


Agreed. Sometimes I feel like I've lost my faith in humanity when I read this stuff.
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Re: Found Dead in Peru, Boulder Climber & Friend

Postby djkest » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:52 am

SilverLynx wrote:
djkest wrote:My head just exploded reading those comments in the Denver post.


Agreed. Sometimes I feel like I've lost my faith in humanity when I read this stuff.


500,000+ attempts to climb 14ers are made every year. Statistically more people die driving their cars around. Every time some poor soul perishes climbing, people act like "oh yah, guy had it coming, what an idiot that wants to climb mountains". While posting comfortably from their suburban "ranch" with a bowl of cheetos balanced on their prodigious belly. I wish I could see these people, I wish they could say these things to my face... This kind of armchair quarterbacking... agh.... head... exploding...

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Re: Found Dead in Peru, Boulder Climber & Friend

Postby Scott P » Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:11 am

My head just exploded reading those comments in the Denver post.


Yes, and it happens every time a hiker/climber is killed.
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Re: Found Dead in Peru, Boulder Climber & Friend

Postby Steve Gio » Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:55 am

Just sad to see people die so young. When I think of the life I've had since I was their age it makes me sad to think what they will miss. Best wishes to the families and be safe all.

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