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Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 17, 2012 - 04:05pm PT
I just saw a post from Kerwin Kline on Facebook
that Patrick had died. Does anyone have the details?
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Nov 17, 2012 - 04:07pm PT
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1986888&tn=0&mr=0


Yes
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 17, 2012 - 04:08pm PT
This is Kerwin's link:


end of an era. berhault and edlinger


http://www.ledauphine.com/france-monde/2012/11/16/escalade-patrick-edlinger-est-mort
WBraun

climber
Nov 17, 2012 - 04:30pm PT
Patrick

From what I've heard so far they found him deceased in his home.

The cause of death has not yet been determined by the authorities there.

One individual claimed he had an alcohol drinking problem.

Whether this alcohol problem was a factor or true I have no clue ......

ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Nov 17, 2012 - 04:33pm PT
Any real reason to start a new thread and fragment Mr. Amment? Just curious.
Although his death does seem to be unreal, you appeared to be fully aware of it yesterday.
Arne
bhilden

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA
Nov 17, 2012 - 05:51pm PT
Only in the physical sense. His impact on the sport of climbing will live on forever.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 17, 2012 - 05:56pm PT
Any real reason to start a new thread and fragment Mr. Amment? Just curious.
Although his death does seem to be unreal, you appeared to be fully aware of it yesterday.
Arne

I wonder the very same thing.

?

hagerty

Social climber
A Sandy Area South of a Salty Lake
Nov 17, 2012 - 05:59pm PT
Ya know, it's possible Pat simply didn't see the other thread, especially if it dropped off the front page (as it did the other day).
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 17, 2012 - 06:02pm PT
How well did you know him, Patrick?
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 17, 2012 - 06:11pm PT
Well I was reading the other thread myself and Pat provided a few anecdotes of his friendship with Mr. Edlinger. As I recall, the mention of his death occurred downthread from Pat's posts. If he didn't go back and revisit the thread like I do, then he wouldn't have known.

Don't ask me nuthin' about nuthin'.

- Mary Tyler Moore

ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Nov 17, 2012 - 06:48pm PT
Ya know, it's possible Pat simply didn't see the other thread

If that's the case, I certainly apologize. Sorry. And as someone who knew Patrick you must be grieving as well. I was sure you had contributed something nice after the tragic news of his death was announced and also there have been several posts deleted now. No biggie. It does make it easier for others to read when it's all in one place.

Carry on.

Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Nov 17, 2012 - 06:59pm PT
It was quite a shock to read of his death in an otherwise upbeat thread, I will never forget seeing him at Snowbird. I went with a non-climbing friend and he was as impressed with Patrick's performance as any climber. One did not have to be a climber that day to know you were watching something special. My deepest sympathies to his friends and family, RIP.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 17, 2012 - 07:06pm PT
He iust got shocking news about a friend. An extra thread isn't that big a deal
ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Nov 17, 2012 - 07:13pm PT
Yeah, I'm sorry.
klk

Trad climber
cali
Nov 17, 2012 - 07:23pm PT
He iust got shocking news about a friend. An extra thread isn't that big a deal

yeah, and probably my fault.

i saw the edlinger thread not long after it started. got me thinking about him, partly 'cuz i'd been thinking about berhault. so when i woke up today and trolled the french media and found the dauphine article, i fb'd it w/o any translation. so then pat saw my link to that piece.

bad timing.

each one of these tends to pull up all the others.



neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Nov 17, 2012 - 07:31pm PT
hey there say, pat... oh my, please do not feel bad about the second thread... i would not have gone there to read and learn the history
that i learned there... as:
i did not know who patrick edlinger, was...

could have been football, tennis, surfing, etc.. or climber, so,
since i have dial up, i let it sit... and may have let it sit
for weeks...


due to you, and this post, i went to learn who the man was...
learned he was french, as well...
learned so much about him, and of those that enjoyed him...
and--left condolences for his family...

second posts, can do wonders, far beyond what we think...

god bless and condolences to patrick edlinger's family and loved
ones, and to all his past climbing buddies...
:(

very sad for your loss...
*i left a note for ionlyski, too:

ionlyski:
special note, there for you--you did well by following
you 'gut feelings' that night that you started your
'name' thread:
you introduced a very nicely and well done thread,
as to the joy of a man's life--a climber...

you will see THE REST what i posted, for you, over there, :)
god bless to you too...
:)
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 17, 2012 - 10:27pm PT
I apologize for the second thread. I did not see that the other thread had changed in nature, to include the information about Patrick. I had not
gone back to that thread when I saw Kerwin's Facebook post. I just wanted to know, and usually when I post a question, people are incredible at getting back fast. Maybe I should delete this thread, if it troubles some, but really the information about Patrick is what's important. I really cared about Patrick a lot. He stayed in touch with me. We were friends. I could call him vain to his face, and he would laugh it off and agree, because he knew it meant nothing but a little harmless fun. This is painful.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 18, 2012 - 08:25am PT
^very good reason not to delete it, Pat.
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Nov 18, 2012 - 08:40am PT
Pat, don't delete. Your sincerity is there to see.

And anyway, if you delele/nuke, you will catch sh#t needlessly like I have from people like (EDIT) the poster below.

I only met Patrick once in C4, I tried my broken French with him but his English was far better. He sort of laughed, in a funny and friendly way, at my attempt at Franšais, but then I have worked in France (after our meeting) and so I understood his laughter now.

Sad to hear of his death.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Nov 18, 2012 - 08:46am PT
Uh oh, Sawyer's butt hurt.


RIP le blonde.
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