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Fluoride

Trad climber
California somewhere
Jan 3, 2007 - 04:33pm 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 - 07:58pm 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 - 03:47pm PT
Thanks for the updates. Do we know who the other five were on Ama Dablam?

-Peace
coz

Trad climber
California
Jan 5, 2007 - 04:44pm PT
Sad, in thirty years of climbing I've lost at less that many friends, let's not forget our boys over-sea, 3,000- I think the last total, fighting for more than their own glory.

It's not about us, it's the ones we leave behind, something too many climbers forget, in their sad, self-centered depression or their quest to be greatest.

Ever tried to tell a crying mother, why the mountain her son died on was so important, I have; and you know what, I couldn't do it.
KevinC

climber
Jan 7, 2007 - 10:48pm 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 - 10:18am PT
Where the Yoder's related to Jim Yoder? thx
Ricardo Carlos

Trad climber
Off center, CO.
Jan 8, 2007 - 09:10pm 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 - 03:41am 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 - 10:33am 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 - 03:34pm 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 - 06:20pm PT
dan, almost a year, not a day goes by...miss you, see you on the captain?
Trusty Rusty

Social climber
Tahoe area
Jan 13, 2007 - 10:39pm 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 - 02:47pm PT
Thanks. Posted Mike in the '07 thread.
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