Todd Skinner dies on Leaning Tower.

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graniteclimber

Trad climber
Nowhere
Oct 23, 2006 - 11:08pm PT
It's not a troll, though I wish it was. See above. It's been confirmed by Werner.

Todd Skinner was remarkable and will be missed.

http://www.beyondthesummit.com/accomp.html

http://www.toddskinner.com/

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/9904/profile.html (from April 1999)
WBraun

climber
Oct 23, 2006 - 11:15pm PT
Conrad

It is not Jimmy Chin that was with him, someone else by the name of Jim. I don't know the last name.
Tradboy

Social climber
Valley
Oct 23, 2006 - 11:16pm PT
I think it was Jim Hewitt.

So sad, this has been a hard year.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Oct 23, 2006 - 11:16pm PT
I am very sad. I am very sad for his wife, family, kids, friends, ......Always a smiling face, a positive word, a funny story . So sorry to hear this.....so very sorry.
ewto

Mountain climber
My mommy's tummy
Oct 23, 2006 - 11:18pm PT
Wow ... one of my climbing heros from "back in the day."

Truly sad.
sandstone and sky

Trad climber
AK
Oct 23, 2006 - 11:18pm PT
Is his partner OK?
JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Oct 23, 2006 - 11:18pm PT
This is so unreal.
WBraun

climber
Oct 23, 2006 - 11:19pm PT
His partner is OK.
Hummerchine

Trad climber
East Wenatchee, WA
Oct 23, 2006 - 11:20pm PT
I'm sitting here in shock. I met Todd a zillion years ago at the Cookie, he could not have been nicer or more psyched. I will never forget that moment, and I could not be more sad to hear of this tragic news. So sorry to all...
GoMZ

Trad climber
Paradise
Oct 23, 2006 - 11:21pm PT
This is such terrible news. My deepest condolences go out to his family and all who were close to him.
graham

Social climber
Ventura, California
Oct 23, 2006 - 11:21pm PT
Really sad, I always found Todd to be a nice person.

My condolences to his family and friends
Loomis

climber
Praha,Ceská republika
Oct 23, 2006 - 11:23pm PT
Very saddened by this news... Todd was one of the most supportive people I have ever met. Condolences to his family.
JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Oct 23, 2006 - 11:30pm PT
May his friends and family find peace. I remember him from a climb in TM.

Juan
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 23, 2006 - 11:33pm PT
bad news, my condolences to his family and friends....
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Oct 23, 2006 - 11:34pm PT
Werner, sorry to hear such sad tidings about Todd. I know it's hard on you to bring any of us home under such a circumstance, but I'm glad it's one of our own that does. I just want to thank you again for all that you and your comrades do. My condolences to Todd's family and friends...

[ Edit: It's just been a damn tough year all the way around. ]
Conrad

climber
Oct 23, 2006 - 11:34pm PT
Thank you Werner for the edification on this. I was hoping this was a hoax. Todd was one the most cheerful and happy climbers I have known.

My heart goes out to his family.

Edit: In my earlier post I noted that Jimmy Chin is in Nepal and that trolling about death in the realm of climbers was not good. I apologize for doubting this. I am sad.
sandstone and sky

Trad climber
AK
Oct 23, 2006 - 11:37pm PT
Like a lot of others here, Todd was and is one of my role models. I'm very sorry to hear this sad news, but at the same time, very glad to hear that his partner is all right.

Sincerest condolences to his partner, his family and friends.
Russ Walling

Social climber
Out on the sand, Man.....
Oct 23, 2006 - 11:40pm PT
Others will say it better, but Todd was one on the funniest, most psyched, and upbeat guys I've ever encountered in the sport. The energy man... it was all about the energy, and he had it. Such a sad loss. Sincerest condolences to all.
Paul_in_Van

Trad climber
Near Squampton
Oct 24, 2006 - 12:04am PT
RIP

Paul
bhilden

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA
Oct 24, 2006 - 12:11am PT
One of the things I really liked about Todd was that he was kind and friendly to all climbers, regardless of their ability. Todd had so much positive energy it was infectious.

Bruce
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