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Jerry Dodrill

climber
Bodega, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 14, 2006 - 03:56pm PT
Mike Baker

Harald Berger

Charlie Borgh

Christine Boskoff

Eric Brand

Tom Burke

Daniel Carlsson

Sara Johanna Carlsson

Raleigh Collins

Jerry "Nikko" Cooke

Doug Coombs

David Dedo

Andres Delgado

Franco Dellatorre

Tony Devonshire

Danurbu Dorje

Tashi Dorje

Howie Doyle

Jimmy Ray Forester

Mikael Forsburg

Charlie Fowler

Hans Gmoser

Brian Hall

Heinrich Harrer

Kelly James

James Juarez

Steve Karafa

James Kim

Erica Kutcher (late 2005)

Jean-Christophe Lafaille

Jason Lane

Brennan Larson

Norman B. "Ike" Livermore

Nadim Melconian

Scott McAndrews

Alvin McLane

Karen McNeil

Dennis Miller

Eric Newby

Sue Nott

Roberta Nunes

Minga Nuru

P.J.O'Connell

Aidan Oloman

Heather Paul

Alfonso de la Parra

Nathan Thomas Parrish

John Gilbert Patterson

Ray Peters

Carlos Pinto

Raleigh Raleigh

Patty Rambert

Charles Walter Rosenthal

Emily Sandall

Dan Scott

Jeff Shoen

Todd Skinner

Vern Steifel

Charles C. Thompson

Dick Webster

Duncan Williams

Dustin Yoder

Kristen Yoder



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This list is too long, and sadly too short. There are others. Add them here in solemn rememberence of 2006. May it end quickly and in peace.


*updating as we go
Crimpergirl

Social climber
St. Louis
Dec 14, 2006 - 03:58pm PT
And a celebration to those who came too damn close to making the list. May you avoid it for many years to come:

John Bachar

Ain't no flatlander

climber
Dec 14, 2006 - 04:02pm PT
What sucks is I knew 8 on the list.
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Bodega, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2006 - 04:04pm PT
Cheers to that. Let's italicize those.

John Bachar
Bill Lundeen
caughtinside

Social climber
Davis, CA
Dec 14, 2006 - 04:11pm PT
Raleigh Collins
Darrel Hatten
scuffy b

climber
The town that Nature forgot to hate
Dec 14, 2006 - 04:11pm PT
Dennis Miller
Levy

Big Wall climber
So Cal
Dec 14, 2006 - 04:12pm PT
Raleigh Collins
N0_ONE

Social climber
Utah
Dec 14, 2006 - 04:16pm PT
I think you mean Charlie Fowler.
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Bodega, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2006 - 04:18pm PT
Thank you. Fixed it.

This is sobering.
locker

Trad climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Dec 14, 2006 - 04:18pm PT
Charles C. Thompson...

My brother...

Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 14, 2006 - 04:19pm PT
Daryl Hatten died in August 2004. SuperTopia did have a nice visit from his daughter Janelle in 2006, which brought back many fine memories.
caughtinside

Social climber
Davis, CA
Dec 14, 2006 - 04:21pm PT
oops, my mistake. sorry about that. I was flipping through a tahoe guide yesterday and saw Hatten's name on the FA of Hemmrhoids in Flight (Leap), so his name was on my mind.
N0_ONE

Social climber
Utah
Dec 14, 2006 - 04:21pm PT
Mike Baker,
a true desert rat!
Jonny D

Social climber
Lost Angelez, Kalifornia
Dec 14, 2006 - 04:29pm PT
Can someone elaborate on Charlie Fowler and Christine Boskoff, are they no longer around?
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Bodega, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2006 - 04:32pm PT
RE: Fowler/Boskoff
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=293706
Irisharehere

Trad climber
Gunks
Dec 14, 2006 - 04:33pm PT
They are overdue, from an expedition in Tibet, where they were believed to be attempting an unclimbed ~6500m peak. There hasn't been anything in the way of freakish weather in the area where they were believed to be, so the possibility of some sort of accident is on peoples minds.

Search efforts are underway
locker

Trad climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Dec 14, 2006 - 04:37pm PT
Dick Webster...
a.s.

Big Wall climber
SF, CA
Dec 14, 2006 - 04:39pm PT
Dan Scott

(j-tree accident in January)


Serrator Crack


climbing his FA, Boriqua, in the creek
N0_ONE

Social climber
Utah
Dec 14, 2006 - 04:39pm PT
I'm thinken they got arrested! That's just me thinken though!
sling512

Trad climber
Chicago
Dec 14, 2006 - 04:40pm PT
David Dedo

19 years old, wicked strong climber from Illinois. RIP my friend.

Wild Bill

climber
Ca
Dec 14, 2006 - 04:42pm PT
Is that Jeff Shoen from Berkeley / Bay Area? What happened?

RIP Skinner, a good man with a good heart.
scuffy b

climber
The town that Nature forgot to hate
Dec 14, 2006 - 04:46pm PT
Heather Paul (the Jackson Hole one, not the Colo one)
though she may have died before the New Year.
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Bodega, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2006 - 04:48pm PT
close enough. She's on the list.

Yes Bill, Jeff from Berkeley. Sad story. http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=188880
Mike.

climber
Dec 14, 2006 - 04:51pm PT
The young man named Nathan, at Tahquitz.
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Bodega, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2006 - 04:54pm PT
Nathan Thomas Parrish

http://climbingalberta.com/v/southern_california/fatality_at_tahquitz_rock/105790577#a_105814632
locker

Trad climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Dec 14, 2006 - 04:59pm PT
to ALL of our fallen HEROs in Iraq as well...
KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Dec 14, 2006 - 05:01pm PT
Never forget Nadim Melconian,aside from being a climbing badass he had a giant heart and a great spirit-
Blinny

Trad climber
NorthWestMontana
Dec 14, 2006 - 05:20pm PT
Charles Walter Rosenthal!

:-(

My entire being still aches over this one!

WALTER, I LOVED YOU! (thank goodness he KNEW that!)

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=176881&msg=178679#msg178679

eKat
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Bodega, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2006 - 05:30pm PT


:-(
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 14, 2006 - 05:31pm PT
Andres Delgado and Alfonso de la Parra, of Mexico, reported missing on Changabang in October. Extensive searches apparently found no trace. (This was from a thread that ended in early November, with no update.)
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Dec 14, 2006 - 05:33pm PT
Tom Burke. Great partner and great friend.
toejahm

Trad climber
Chatsworth, CA
Dec 14, 2006 - 05:35pm PT
Nick Steinbacher




Nephew and Friend

Lost in Iraq
December 10, 2006

Jerry Dodrill

climber
Bodega, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2006 - 05:37pm PT
Locker: Point well taken regarding our soldiers. We'll stick to the climbing community here.

Kenneth, Sorry to hear about your nephew.
Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Dec 14, 2006 - 05:47pm PT
Patty Rambert, the Mayor of the Sierra, fell on the north face of Mt. Mendel.
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Dec 14, 2006 - 05:52pm PT
John Gilbert Patterson. Died in November of '05, but I will post his name anyway. My brother, my acoustic music other half, and the one who decided the same day I did to "become a rock climber." We had many years of climbing together, and many adventures.
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 14, 2006 - 06:08pm PT
Hans Gmoser, in a bicycling accident. A very accomplished alpinist in the 1950s and 1960s, did a great deal to promote heli-skiing and mountain guiding in Canada.
Twight is God

Mountain climber
Dec 14, 2006 - 06:46pm PT
Even though he died in late 2005, a name that deserves mention is

Jean-Christophe Lafaille

Perhaps the greatest all-around climber of this era, and maybe ever. 8000 meters, A5, M9, 5.14, ED+, you name it, he did it. His death is a sobering reminder that even for the most talented climbers, the mountains are still king.
SamRoberts

climber
Bay Area
Dec 14, 2006 - 07:07pm PT
Norman B. "Ike" Livermore. Helped create Redwood National Park, stopped trans-Sierra road near Mammoth, started the wilderness conferences that eventually led to the Wilderness Act, etc.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Dec 14, 2006 - 07:08pm PT
I was told to delete the thread because anti-war activists can google the name and give further grief to families so this time I'll spell it backwards

doR nosdrahciR

killed by an improvised explosive device you know where.


This has been the toughest year yet.
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 14, 2006 - 07:12pm PT
Eric Newby. ("A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush")
Mike Morley

climber
Nederland, CO
Dec 14, 2006 - 08:03pm PT
I agree with Ron, this has indeed been a tough year.

Scott McAndrews - lost in the Mammoth Mountain tragedy



and most recently Vern Stiefel. I considered both to be friends.



locker

Trad climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Dec 14, 2006 - 08:15pm PT
edited...

The sad thing is that with so many NEW climbers hitting the crags every year, the numbers will most likely increase...

But I sure hope not though!!!

KenD

Trad climber
Palo Alto, CA
Dec 14, 2006 - 08:26pm PT
Scott McAndrews
lemon_boy

climber
Dec 15, 2006 - 12:35am PT
i hadn't heard about mike baker's passing. does anybody have any details? he was definitely a guy who loved finding obscure routes in the middle of nowhere, gotta love that.
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Bodega, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 15, 2006 - 02:06am PT
James Juarez

He was the third guy in the Mammoth incident, along with Scott and Walter.

Who were the guys killed in the avalanche just before that? One was a patroller.
Lambone

Ice climber
Ashland, Or
Dec 15, 2006 - 04:18am PT
Please add Jason Lane, climber of Bozeman Mt.
My first El Cap route partner.
Rolled his truck dodging a deer with no seatbelt on...what a shame.
RIP bro
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Bodega, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 15, 2006 - 04:59am PT
Man, that's not what we like to hear. Be safe folks, especially AFTER you're off belay, driving and such.
marty(r)

climber
beneath the valley of ultravegans
Dec 15, 2006 - 08:51am PT
Scottie McAndrews--fine man, heart of gold, sorely missed.
darod

Trad climber
South Side Billburg
Dec 15, 2006 - 11:39am PT
Carlos Pinto, Chilean climber that on his first visit to the valley this past season, sent a number of great climbs, including Astroman, NIAD, Salathe in a day, HDRR in half a day, nothing impressive for current standards, but notable nevertheless...

Died on a climbing accident a couple of weeks ago, back home.

Also Franco Dellatorre, a Swiss explorer and mountaineer, possibly fell on a crevasse, while attempting a crossing of the Northern Patagonian Ice Cap.

RIP bro's

(what a long f*#king year this has been)
Tani

climber
Vista, CA
Dec 15, 2006 - 11:48am PT
Jerry,
Are you referring to the avalanche in Blacksmith Creek near Bridgeport? Sara Johanna Carlsson, a patroller from Mammoth, was killed in that incident. Her two partners, CJ Pearson and Joshua Feinberg (also Mammoth patrollers) survived.

Tani
flamer

Trad climber
denver
Dec 15, 2006 - 12:01pm PT
Lemonboy....Mike Baker Passed at home from natural causes.

A true desert explorer.

RIP.

josh
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Bodega, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 15, 2006 - 12:06pm PT
Thanks Tani. That was the one.
426

Sport climber
Buzzard Point, TN
Dec 15, 2006 - 12:13pm PT
Alvin McLane, another desert rat...

RIP all.
Dragon with Matches

climber
Bamboo Grove
Dec 15, 2006 - 01:10pm PT
Heinrich Harrer.

Amazing man, amazing life.

Youth world champion ski racer
Escaped POW
Mentor to Dalai Lama
FA Eiger North Face
FA Mt Deborah
FA Mt Hunter
FA Carstenz Pyramid
Author "White Spider"
Author "Seven Years in Tibet"
Austrian amateur golf champion
Resembled Brad Pitt
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Bodega, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 15, 2006 - 01:20pm PT
This year? How did I miss that?
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Bodega, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 17, 2006 - 07:52pm PT
Bump.
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Dec 17, 2006 - 08:34pm PT
żAustrian amateur golf champion?

The mind reels.
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Dec 17, 2006 - 08:39pm PT
Definitely too many... RIP to all - we miss you much....
Mom

Social climber
So Cal
Dec 17, 2006 - 11:09pm PT
As this year moved along and with each death in this community I knew it was going to be a very sad was going to be a very long and sad list... and the holidays are yet to be over. May those of us left covet each and every day with new awe and wonder... may our fallen rest in peace... as long as we remember them they are never really gone.
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Bodega, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 18, 2006 - 01:10pm PT
Kelly James

Still holding out for the other two on Hood.
Paul_in_Van

Trad climber
Near Squampton
Dec 18, 2006 - 08:32pm PT
Aidan Oloman

Feb 26, 1976 - Jan 14, 2006

Missed by many, RIP.

Paul

Edit: corrected birthdate, thanks Jerry
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Bodega, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 18, 2006 - 10:49pm PT
Paul, you may want to double check those dates. Who was Aidan?

Edit: http://www.aidanoloman.com/
1976-2006

Thank you for sharing Paul.

Aidan:
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 19, 2006 - 02:30am PT
Councillor Ray Peters, of Squamish, in April. A staunch friend of the climbing community, and of hikers, mountain bikers, and trails.
Anastasia

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Dec 20, 2006 - 09:33am PT
This brought tears to my eyes.
Steve, I can never forget and neither do I wish to...
Howie

Trad climber
Calgary, Alberta
Dec 20, 2006 - 11:47am PT
Can't speak.
Lump in my throat. This list is too long.
Please climb safe.
H
dave

climber
Earth
Dec 20, 2006 - 02:03pm PT
Johanna Carlson
James Juarez
Scott McAndrews
Walter Rosenthal

Brothers and Sisters on the Mountain
Conrad

climber
Dec 20, 2006 - 03:07pm PT
Harald Berger, ice mixed and rock climber from Linz, Austria, was killed on the 20th of December when the ice climb he was climbing collapsed.
The 34 year old man is survived by his expecting wife. The climbing community here in the US extends heartfelt condolences to his family and close friends. This is very sad.
In addition to being a three time world ice climbing champion he pulled hard on the stone.

Be strong Hari - you are in our thoughts.

ice ninja

Mountain climber
pittsburgh, pa
Dec 20, 2006 - 03:09pm PT
that happened today?

I am sorry man.
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Bodega, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 20, 2006 - 04:21pm PT
Thanks for sharing Conrad. Sorry to hear about that.

I regretfully moved up the two guys from Mt. Hood. Jerry Cooke and Brian Hall

What do you guys think of adding a photo next to the name of each of these so they aren't just names on a list, but reflect the character of our friends and brothers? Perhaps you can edit your posts to include photos?
Tahoe climber

Trad climber
a dark-green forester out west
Dec 20, 2006 - 05:19pm PT
Erica Kutcher
TradHog

Trad climber
Yellow Rose of Texas
Dec 21, 2006 - 01:18pm PT
too many man too many
rip
wootles

climber
Gamma Quadrant
Dec 21, 2006 - 02:06pm PT
Addendum on Hari Berger:

His wife is no longer expecting. Hari and Kirsten's daughter, Zoe, was born last night after Hari's death.
The cycle of life continues... thankfully.
joepuryear

climber
Leavenworth, WA and Talkeetna, AK
Dec 23, 2006 - 02:34pm PT
R.I.P.
Charlie Borgh
April 20, 2006

http://mountrainierclimbing.blogspot.com/2006_04_01_mountrainierclimbing_archive.html



Jerry Dodrill

climber
Bodega, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 27, 2006 - 03:50pm PT
Charlie Fowler

Christine Boskoff



~sigh~



This thread really hurts.
slobmonster

Trad climber
berkeley, ca
Dec 27, 2006 - 09:19pm PT
a.s. -- thanks for posting those photos of Dan. He & I climbed together in Ouray quite a bit, when we both lived there, '98 & '99. I hadn't heard of him in years, though we seem to be following somewhat similar paths... and the news from J Tree last January hit hard.
Garlu

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 3, 2007 - 01:13am PT
Brutal. So much good that would have been both in the mountains and the hearts and minds of their friends and families lost. But ask yourself this did the thought of giving up the game ever cross your mind while making your way down the list? I’d venture to say most who died didn’t either when they encountered these lists and saw people they knew. I hope they took the time to truly envision the possibility of their demise and decided to reach for the next hold anyway. It seems to me that if you can do that your precious last seconds are filled with thoughts of love and joy not regret and fear. Maybe that kind of regret is worse than death. In my ears I hear Jim Carroll screaming “those are people who have died, died they’re all my friends why did they have to die”?

Sorry, death makes me wax poetic. James Kim-nice touch. Btw.

Namaste, Y'all
jcobb

Mountain climber
Edmonton, AB
Jan 3, 2007 - 01:40pm PT
Ugh, this sucks. Important to try to keep your eye on the good stuff, not the bad; find their presence in your life, even though they may be absent.

Tony Devonshire, from this past fall here in Alberta. A link: http://www.citytv.com/calgary/yourcity_36800.aspx
okieterry

Trad climber
Norman, OK
Jan 3, 2007 - 02:01pm PT
Thanks for listing my bud "Jimmy Ray". Could you put his last name on there too? It's "Forester"

Jimmy climbed in Yosemite many times (he did 14 El Cap routes). He died on the day after Thanksgiving while free soloing a route at El Potrero.


easywombat

Mountain climber
London, England
Jan 3, 2007 - 05:20pm PT
Duncan Williams, aged 32, on Ama Dablam on 14 November 2006. Five others died with him.

RIP
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jan 3, 2007 - 07:03pm PT
Seems unlikely that we'll see such a devastating year for climbing for a long time.
Fluoride

Trad climber
California somewhere
Jan 3, 2007 - 07:33pm PT
Erica Kutcher's death was actually in July of 2005 Jerry, not 2006. Just a heads up. I did a number of climbs in 2006 with her glowing smile still etched in my head. She'll never be forgotten.

Unfortunately, I still know people on this list for 2006. Burke was awesome. Many a fun day putzing around doing FA's with him, Todd, Tucker and the crew. I miss the guy.

Hope 2007 brings a much smaller list of those not sharing the rock anymore.
kirra

climber
Golden
Jan 3, 2007 - 10:58pm PT
P.J.O'Connell ~ RIP March 23rd, 2006 ~ While riding his bike.

An wonderfully impressive and caring individual to his wife Carolyn; his children, Kathleen - Ellen - Mike - Dan - Joe & Shannon; his friends to numorous to mention; and his climbing companions in the Sierra C3 Club and the Arizona Mountaineering Club.

P.J. - I'm even more impressed to discover you were 70-something -- I figured 50...possibly. We will all miss you but thank you for leaving us such an inspiration of strength behind.

RIP P.J. ~ God Speed ~
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Bodega, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 5, 2007 - 06:47pm PT
Thanks for the updates. Do we know who the other five were on Ama Dablam?

-Peace
KevinC

climber
Jan 8, 2007 - 01:48am PT
Let's not forget:

Dustin Yoder
Kristen Yoder
Brennan Larson

the three college students who died on Artesonraju. Great kids who passed way too soon. RIP guys.
Lambone

Ice climber
Ashland, Or
Jan 8, 2007 - 01:18pm PT
Where the Yoder's related to Jim Yoder? thx
Ricardo Carlos

Trad climber
Off center, CO.
Jan 9, 2007 - 12:10am PT
Raleigh Raleigh

I received a call from a beach and sailing day’s friend. Had not seen her for years, so I was even more surprised when the reason she called was Raleigh landed in her Palm Springs Pool. I did not know that Raleigh after the film gig on EL Cap started hang gliding and base jumping
easywombat

Mountain climber
London, England
Jan 9, 2007 - 06:41am PT
The other five on Ama Dablam were the Sherpas Tashi Dorje, Danurbu Dorje and Minga Nuru, and the Swedes Daniel Carlsson and Mikael Forsburg.
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Bodega, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2007 - 01:33pm PT
That brings us to sixty two for 2006. Erica was '05 but I'm leaving her there. Is this the entire list? Trying to keep it to the climbing community.
pud

climber
Sportbikeville
Jan 11, 2007 - 06:34pm PT
Author:
joepuryear
climber
From: Leavenworth, WA and Talkeetna, AK

R.I.P.
Charlie Borgh
April 20, 2006


http://mountrainierclimbing.blogspot.com/2006_04_01_mountrainierclimbing_archive.html


I met this young man at Jtree a few years ago.
I was cruising the loop at HVCG on my motorcycle and looking for a site. I stopped and asked a young couple if they were leaving that night. Charlie walked up to me, extended a hand and asked me if I would mind sharing the site with him and his partner.

I stayed for 4 days with Charlie and his girlfriend Kristina. They were great company. They were down from Washington state and soon they were both returning to school. They asked me to take them on some classics and I was only too happy to oblige these eager and friendly climbers. Charlie was strong and was soon leading at my ability, although he had told me he had only been climbing a couple of years. He was a bold and fearless leader and was always a good belayer. We went on night climbs and stayed up late by the fire talking of past and future adventures.
Charlie was a bright, witty, strong young man. He was full of positive enegy. He was passionate about climbing and life in general. He was fearless.
When I left for home we assured eachother we would head out to the valley for some "big things" soon.
Charlie emailed me a few months later and asked me to join him on his first bigwall on the column. I was too busy working and did not make it.
I regret not going.

I read of Charlie's death here on this thread today.

I am so very sorry to hear this news.
Rest in peace my friend, you are in my thoughts.
Philippe

Trad climber
nederland, co
Jan 13, 2007 - 09:20pm PT
dan, almost a year, not a day goes by...miss you, see you on the captain?
Trusty Rusty

Social climber
Tahoe area
Jan 14, 2007 - 01:39am PT
Here's a few other climbers-

Steve Irwin

Glen Ford

Don Knotts

Dennis Weaver

Saddam Hussein

James Brown

Slobodan Molosevic

Jerry Dodrill

climber
Bodega, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 4, 2007 - 05:47pm PT
Thanks. Posted Mike in the '07 thread.
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