The true Doug Buchanan


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Trad climber
May 21, 2019 - 02:58pm PT
Floyd, lay off the booze or quite copying gibberish. I've been intrigued with Dough since the 90s when I lived in AK and joined his AA? group. But what you posted was worse than a nothing burger, it was gobbledygook. I should be so lucky to have such a nonsensical critic, it would probably improve my stature.


Social climber
May 21, 2019 - 07:00pm PT
hey there, say, chugach... wow, thanks for sharing something neat, as to you knowing doug...


and, his 'alaska alpine' (i think that was it) ...

Mountain climber
May 21, 2019 - 09:42pm PT
I recall arguing with Doug about the potential of using a computer to type things; he was adamant that his typewriter would always be enough, no need for a computer. Doug loved to argue!

Social climber
May 21, 2019 - 10:05pm PT
hey there, say, neverwas... he was one of those kind of guys, that 'we really get to see and rarely get to know-- so glad, that we GOT to, :)

thanks for sharing, :)

Boulder climber
Montana, on the Divide and around.
May 28, 2019 - 08:33am PT
Thank you neebee, for remembering Doug. Just a few days ago, our godchildren were here for a visit and we raised a glass to Doug's memory. We were sorting his tools and workbench stuff. Now that our eldest godson has finished his doctorate, he is building his house in his spare time, so He is taking most of Doug's tools for that project. When godson was a tyke, Doug taught him how to roast the prefect marshmallow, as well as other useful things.
Many good stories were told about Doug's climbing adventures, about the ice towers, and about the love we all have for Doug. He was one of the smartest, kindest, most gentle and caring among us, and we were all thankful to have shared his life and spirit. The trees he planted here are doing well, and the special things he made for some of us are cherished. All the godchildren had their own memories to share, as we remembered and celebrated this remarkable man who was my adored husband.
Again, thank you Chris, for SuperTopo. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of my time here on the Taco, and for all the excellent people. If you are in Montana, give a shout.
With fond memories and gratitude for your emotional support, especially to Neebee, Mouse, Lynne, Counchmaster, zB, and others who helped me though some rough times. May your stars shine brightly for ever and ever. Much love, farewell until we meet again, and all best wishes for a grand life filled with days of beauty and joy. Feralfae

Just livin' the dream
May 28, 2019 - 09:45am PT
I really liked Doug's style. Everything about him had the ring of authenticity.

I think he was intelligent enough to compose his own posts, and if he chose to rant about something, it was his words coming from his experience and his heart.

Does it make you guys feel better about your own shortcomings to malign a guy who not only isn't here to defend himself, but is actually dead?

Give yourselves a pat on the back, you real men you.

Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
May 28, 2019 - 10:09am PT
Hugs and Love, feralfae!

May 28, 2019 - 12:51pm PT

Some of the best of Supertopo was getting exposure to thoughts and ideas which were not in ones normal sphere of life. Doug and Feralfae brought that and more. We've never met, but from my view we have had kinship. Your words are perfect Feralfae - "Much love, farewell until we meet again, and all best wishes for a grand life filled with days of beauty and joy. " which I offer back to you as well, it's been a pleasure meeting both of you in virtual land.
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