Bells Traverse fatality Nov 6,2020

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Re: Bells Traverse fatality Nov 6,2020

Post by jemthebrewer » Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:29 pm

I sadly know the identity of the climber. He was both a peer in my profession and a good friend. He had never summited Long's Peak before, I had 7 times so I lead the expedition up there on October 1 of this year. Outstanding conditions and good times. You will be missed my friend. He is survived by his wife and 3 kids. He was a competent person, very smart, mindful and aware of the situation at all times. I can only imagine it was one of those freak things in the infamous looseness of the Bells.

I was devastated by this news earlier today.
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Re: Bells Traverse fatality Nov 6,2020

Post by CaptCO » Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:41 pm

jemthebrewer wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:29 pm
I sadly know the identity of the climber. He was both a peer in my profession and a good friend. He had never summited Long's Peak before, I had 7 times so I lead the expedition up there on October 1 of this year. Outstanding conditions and good times. You will be missed my friend. He is survived by his wife and 3 kids. He was a competent person, very smart, mindful and aware of the situation at all times. I can only imagine it was one of those freak things in the infamous looseness of the Bells.

I was devastated by this news earlier today.
:( Rest In Peace.. maybe a go fund me would be a good idea to help the family pay for funeral expenses.. I’d gladly make the first donation
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Re: Bells Traverse fatality Nov 6,2020

Post by jemthebrewer » Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:07 pm

Thank you for your thoughtful post. I'm looking to his peers for a way to support the family during this tragic time. The identity of the climber has been revealed here:

https://denver.cbslocal.com/2020/11/07/ ... l-climber/

Jason was a friend and colleague of mine. We summmited Longs together a short 36 days ago, his first summit of Longs and my 8th. A great day in the mountains, I toast to your memory and honor your family.


CaptCO wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:41 pm
jemthebrewer wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:29 pm
I sadly know the identity of the climber. He was both a peer in my profession and a good friend. He had never summited Long's Peak before, I had 7 times so I lead the expedition up there on October 1 of this year. Outstanding conditions and good times. You will be missed my friend. He is survived by his wife and 3 kids. He was a competent person, very smart, mindful and aware of the situation at all times. I can only imagine it was one of those freak things in the infamous looseness of the Bells.

I was devastated by this news earlier today.
:( Rest In Peace.. maybe a go fund me would be a good idea to help the family pay for funeral expenses.. I’d gladly make the first donation
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Re: Bells Traverse fatality Nov 6,2020

Post by bmcqueen » Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:21 am

RIP Jason. My condolences to his friends and family.
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Re: Bells Traverse fatality Nov 6,2020

Post by CaptCO » Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:24 am

Jason looks like a man of the mountains.. may he Rest In Peace
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Re: Bells Traverse fatality Nov 6,2020

Post by ScreeSurfer » Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:55 pm

So sorry to hear this sad news. Thinking of Jason's friends and family. RIP.
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Re: Bells Traverse fatality Nov 6,2020

Post by triordie » Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:34 pm

Very sorry to hear this sad news. RIP, Justin. Looks like he died doing what he loved.
My deepest condolences to the family and friends.
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Re: Bells Traverse fatality Nov 6,2020

Post by globreal » Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:57 pm

Tragic to hear of Jason's fall and death...and even more sad to read he is survived by his wife and 3 children. I pray God will carry this family through this very difficult time.
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Re: Bells Traverse fatality Nov 6,2020

Post by IHikeLikeAGirl » Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:38 pm

Best wishes to his family and friends as they cope with this sudden and tragic loss.
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Re: Bells Traverse fatality Nov 6,2020

Post by cberger » Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:15 pm

Jason was a close friend. He was a fantastic father. He will be missed terribly by all who knew him
Please consider supporting his family through this tough time.
Here is a link to a Go Fund Me page
https://gf.me/u/y74fhc
And celebrate him with a beer.
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Re: Bells Traverse fatality Nov 6,2020

Post by CaptCO » Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:17 pm

cberger wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:15 pm
Jason was a close friend. He was a fantastic father. He will be missed terribly by all who knew him
Please consider supporting his family through this tough time.
Here is a link to a Go Fund Me page
https://gf.me/u/y74fhc
And celebrate him with a beer.
Done and doing. Thank you,

Alec
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