Pete Absolon killed in Wind River accident


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Sister of Pete Absolon

Social climber
Edina, Minnesota
Mar 30, 2012 - 04:54pm PT
Thinking of you Bro on your birthday....
you are in my heart
and my heart sings a special birthday wish for YOU!...




Trad climber
Boone, NC
Apr 2, 2012 - 01:06pm PT
I remember Pete from my early days of climbing at Seneca Rocks when he was a guide there along with a guy named Topper. They were always good to us and invited us to their house for a shower. One of Pete's clients had accidentally left his climbing pack in our campsite, and when we turned it in to the Gendarme climbing shop, Pete arranged for us to get a small reward. I bought my first chalk bag with the money. We cooked a pineapple upside down cake on our camp stove, burned the crap out of it and shared it with Pete and Topper. The burned part didn't bother them a bit. I didn't know Pete well, but I always considered him a friend.

Mike Grimm
Boone, NC
Molly A

Social climber
Jul 30, 2012 - 06:23pm PT
I don't know that many people come here anymore. I've been writing about Pete lately and so was pulled back to this forum, which was my lifeblood for months after his death. I thank everyone who has ever written here. I treasure every story, every memory you've shared about Pete. We miss him and Avery is growing up into a beautiful young woman, but her memories are fading and so these stories help keep her father's memory alive.

I finally commissioned a wonderful artist Julie Burr to create an urn for Pete's ashes and this summer we dedicated it at a small gathering of friends and family. It was a beautiful, sad, happy evening. Again, Pete touched us and reminded us to live life to its fullest. Thank you my sweet man. I hope your spirit is happy and free.
Pete's urn.
Pete's urn.
Credit: Molly A

Cody, WY
Aug 1, 2012 - 09:06am PT

What a beautiful way to honor Pete's memory. I didn't know him all that well and only met the three of you a few times on my many visits to Lander, but my great friends there have always had wonderful things to say about him.

I had the true honor of carrying my friend Todd Skinner's ashes back from Wyoming a couple years ago and delivering them to Julie in NC (where I used to live). She is such an amazing artist and has done these two men proud by the memorials she has created.

I hope someday I can visit Pete's and I also hope you and Avery are well and happy.

Take care and be good to yourself.

Peter Mallamo
Topper Wilson

Trad climber
Pueblo, CO
Aug 9, 2012 - 08:50am PT

I love it, spot on!

all the best,


Social climber
Tucson, AZ
May 7, 2013 - 11:18pm PT
Thinking of you today Pete. Gone but not forgotten.

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
May 8, 2013 - 12:00am PT
Pete was like a big brother to me. I miss him.
Sister of Pete Absolon

Social climber
Edina, Minnesota
Aug 12, 2013 - 05:25am PT

The Absolons are together in Florida at Martha's.

We remembered Pete yesterday.
We told stories and Aves through
beautiful dark red rose into the bay.


Grandma Mary Mom

Martha, Kevin, Samantha, Alexandria,

Molly and Avery

Mary and Molly.


Our lives and hearts are patched together
by the community our family forever.

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