Pete Absolon killed in Wind River accident

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grimbo

Trad climber
Boone, NC
Apr 2, 2012 - 04:06pm 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
Lander
Jul 30, 2012 - 09:23pm 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
Mallamo

climber
Cody, WY
Aug 1, 2012 - 12:06pm PT
Molly,

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 - 11:50am PT
Molly,

I love it, spot on!

all the best,

Topper
Hampton

Social climber
Tucson, AZ
May 8, 2013 - 02:18am PT
Thinking of you today Pete. Gone but not forgotten.
Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
May 8, 2013 - 03:00am PT
Pete was like a big brother to me. I miss him.
Sister of Pete Absolon

Social climber
Edina, Minnesota
Aug 12, 2013 - 08:25am PT
Hi

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.

Present:

Grandma Mary Mom

Martha, Kevin, Samantha, Alexandria,
Duke.

Molly and Avery

Mary and Molly.

Lucas.

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

Mary
Sister of Pete Absolon

Social climber
Edina, Minnesota
Jul 16, 2014 - 12:22am PT
Hi Everyone:

It has been about two years since I entered a comment here.

Sometimes 2007 seems so close, other times not so.

The intertwining of the paths in our lives meanders on.

This year it will return us to Lander, Wyoming.

Our daughter, Pete's niece, is excited about a NOLS internship in Lander.
Molly has completed several NOLS courses.

It is sad that Pete is not around to enjoy and relish in this wonderful "family affair".
I know his spirit and personality will embrace our daughter is many wonderful ways as she walks and lives and touches the same places that have Pete's fingerprints on.

See Ya later....

Love Always,

Mary
Sister of Pete Absolon

Social climber
Edina, Minnesota
Aug 10, 2014 - 11:18pm PT
Thinking of you my dear brother on this fateful day in 2007....

May you rest in peace always.

Climb on....

Love,

Mary
overwatch

climber
Aug 11, 2014 - 12:01am PT
I know from personal experience how it feels...I hope the pain has eased somewhat for you although it will never go away. Best wishes to you and yours
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 11, 2014 - 02:18am PT
hey there say, to mary...

thank you for stopping by and sharing your love, and heart felt share, about your dear brother...

thank you for updates, as to the family...
may grace and strength, continually be yours, in so many ways...
COT

climber
Door Number 3
Aug 11, 2014 - 04:59am PT
Pete Absolon
Pete Absolon
Credit: COT


Pete during our one day ascent of The Jaded Lady (VI 5.12a) on Mt Hooker. The hail and rain storm ended our free attempt, but a good outing none the less. Miss you buddy!

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