Torreys Peak Fatality

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Re: Torreys Peak Fatality

Post by IHikeLikeAGirl » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:16 pm

So sorry to hear of this great loss. Rest in peace Don....
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Re: Torreys Peak Fatality

Post by MountainHiker » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:42 pm

My condolences to Don's family and friends
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Re: Torreys Peak Fatality

Post by charles7920 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:09 pm

This is really tough losing a good friend. Sad day. I have known Don for about 11-12 years. Met him in the CMC.

Don was a great mountaineer. Great father and great friend. Not only finishing the Centennials in CO. He also did many international trips. Denali being his biggest accomplishment. And of course Kilimanjaro. He has motivated and encouraged me to go out and enjoy the mountains in Colorado and abroad. I hope I am still hiking at that age.

I will miss you Don.

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Re: Torreys Peak Fatality

Post by wildlobo71 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:31 pm

I didn’t know Don, but we talked about trip planning a common peak here and there, including Antero from Raspberry Gulch.

It really stinks to have to add a compatriot to the list of fallen. I hope life was all he wanted and he suffered little through all he lived. Be well, sir.
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Re: Torreys Peak Fatality

Post by astrobassman » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:18 am

This is really sad to hear. I got to know Don a little bit on Mount Morrison earlier this year when we bumped into each other on the trail a few times. I was so impressed with Don - a 71 year old man carrying weight up mount Morrison. And more importantly how friendly he was. We discussed what we were training for and previous trips, and Don gave me a lot of encouragement for my upcoming Denali trip. He indicated Denali was the climb he was most proud of. He was very excited about his upcoming trip to climb Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn this summer with our friend Jeff. Wish I could have gotten to know Don better. RIP Don.
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Re: Torreys Peak Fatality

Post by matt pierce » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:34 am

A few more pics from a friend of ours
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Re: Torreys Peak Fatality

Post by climbingcue » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:43 am

Sorry to hear about the loss of a great man. Thank you for sharing all these great pictures....

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Re: Torreys Peak Fatality

Post by RichH » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:54 am

Very sad news.

Maybe I missed it reading through this forum - did anyone hear what happened?
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Re: Torreys Peak Fatality

Post by 14erFred » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:32 am

Prayers for comfort and strength for Don's family and friends. May he rest in peace forever, and may his memory always be a blessing.
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Re: Torreys Peak Fatality

Post by FireOnTheMountain » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:42 am

Nice pictures Matt and thanks for sharing some stories. Sorry for your loss man.
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Re: Torreys Peak Fatality

Post by RobLowe » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:21 am

Sorry to Don’s family and friends for their loss. Their loss was a loss for all of us who didn’t have the opportunity to meet him. From the anecdotes and photographs, Don really knew how to live and be in the moment. My sincere and heartfelt condolences.
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Re: Torreys Peak Fatality

Post by nsaladin » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:38 am

Always sad hearing someone passed doing what we all love. RIP.
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