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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-01-2017, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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Default Ueli Steck.... dead.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...mount-everest/

In case you hadn't heard.
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We just got back from Pemberton and this was plastered all over the FB circles... sucks to hear this news. He is a huge inspiration to many, myself included. RIP.


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We just got back from Pemberton and this was plastered all over the FB circles... sucks to hear this news. He is a huge inspiration to many, myself included. RIP.
Saw this posted on FB As Well; looks like he was quite an amazing climber. Very Sad News !

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Another man is gone, very sad.. At least he lived in one year more than any of us could accomplish in a lifetime.. I'm a big fan of him..

RIP Ueli. A true mountain inspiration. And yes, all of Facebook news was about him yesterday...
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At least he lived in one year more than any of us could accomplish in a lifetime.
that is exactly right. Most people spend their lives locked in stereotypes of hunt for money and possessions and are afraid to live; before you know it's over. Be free and follow your dreams; at least there won't be any regrets.

List of accomplishments on link Candy provided is fascinating. I think Leigh and Spring that used to post on CT had chance to meet & talk to him personally.
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that is exactly right. Most people spend their lives locked in stereotypes of hunt for money and possessions and are afraid to live; before you know it's over. Be free and follow your dreams; at least there won't be any regrets.
I agree 100% that he was free and lived his dreams and I admire his character for the most part, but I can tell you for sure, that there are BIG regrets among his hundreds of friends and acquaintances and especially his life partner, that he's no longer with us.

A great article by Andy Kirkpatrick on this sort of thing at https://andy-kirkpatrick.com/blog/vi...ity_of_tragedy.

and another at http://willgadd.com/goodbye-ueli/.

Something those of us who pursue our own passions so vigorously do well to consider carefully every once in a while.

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