Climber Dies on the Lemmon 10/02/13

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Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 2, 2013 - 08:04pm PT
http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/23593848/body-recovered-on-mt-lemmon

Live news report did not provide much info except to say the climber was male, in his mid 60's and seemingly alone.


Damn it.




Condolences to family and friends...
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 2, 2013 - 08:25pm PT
http://www.kgun9.com/news/local/Crews-find-dead-body-on-Mt-Lemmon-226197411.html

MOUNT LEMMON, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - Search and rescue crews recovered a man's body on Mount Lemmon Wednesday.

Rural/Metro Fire Marshall Willie Treatch tells KGUN9 that the body was found near milepost 15 on Mount Lemmon Highway.

Treatch says the body was dangling from a boulder. Deputy Tracy Suitt with PCSD says another climber initially found the man and called 911just before 1 p.m. Cell service was spotty so it took some time before he could contact authorities.

Suitt says the man's body was difficult to access, and crews believe they recovered him within an hour of his death.

Suitt says the man is an avid climber and well known in the community. They have not released a name as next of kin has not been notified.

No word yet on what caused the death.

KGUN9 will update this story has information becomes available.


On pins and needles...


~peace
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
Oct 2, 2013 - 08:26pm PT
My condolences to his family and friends,

Here is to a life well lived!!!
sullly

Trad climber
Oct 2, 2013 - 08:33pm PT
So sad that help arrives "within an hour of his death." A shadow on your local crag, Leggs.
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 2, 2013 - 08:36pm PT
Sad face...

drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Oct 2, 2013 - 08:53pm PT
It was a heart attack.
I won't post his name.
RIP
susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Oct 2, 2013 - 08:59pm PT
Oh my goodness, heart attack and mid-60's is way too young. I'm sure in time the name will be released, in the meantime the friends and family who are processing this loss perhaps take comfort in that he passed while doing something loved. Enjoy life, friends and family as it can be snatched at any time.

Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 2, 2013 - 09:00pm PT
(thanks for making the phone calls, jefe, and letting me know.)





*peace to all*
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Oct 2, 2013 - 09:01pm PT
Very sad....yes, mid sixties...too young....
Sad news for all, especially sad Tucson community


Susan

Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 2, 2013 - 09:08pm PT
... far too young...
Far too young.
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Oct 2, 2013 - 09:44pm PT
RIP brother.
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2013 - 09:24am PT
http://www.kvoa.com/news/update-name-released-of-man-found-dead-on-mount-lemmon/

Rest in Peace Mr. David Webster...


~peace
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Oct 3, 2013 - 09:53am PT
Really sorry to hear this.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Oct 3, 2013 - 11:04am PT
Very sad.

My sincere condolences to Mr. Webster's family.

Somebody tell me about him, if you have a good tale about the kind of climber he was.






Credit: survival







Credit: survival









Credit: survival
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2013 - 11:13am PT
Beautiful photos.
Scott McNamara

climber
Tucson, Arizona
Oct 3, 2013 - 01:38pm PT
In his day, Dave could climb:

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/tale-of-the-scorpion/105986438
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Oct 3, 2013 - 01:42pm PT
Thanks Scott.
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Oct 3, 2013 - 01:50pm PT
Someone might ought to tell Wayno, if someone knows him.
This sounds like the same Dave Webster...RIP. Condolences.
Scroll to bottom of page:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=776372
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 3, 2013 - 02:24pm PT
hey there say, all... was very sad to see this posted today...
:(

my prayers and condolences, as the family must move on, without their
loved one, :(

feels extra strange today, as i just got 'happy mail' and here, someone
is else will be getting sad mail... :(


may you get through this sad time, by the love of many and god above...
god bless...
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 3, 2013 - 02:26pm PT
Aw christ, man. This one goes deep. Dave Is such an awesome friend. It's kinda hard right now to put words together.

My heart goes out to his wife Kristy and his son Jason.

He died climbing and this is how he would have liked it. His soul is still climbing that ladder of Eternity I'm sure.

Peace out, my brother.
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