Dancesatmoonrise has passed away

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Re: Dancesatmoonrise has passed away

Post by steelfrog » Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:39 pm

Sorry to hear this. RIP
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Post by Derek » Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:47 pm

Wow.

The very first time I climbed with Jim, I was in the middle of my own cancer fight. The kind words and the helpful information he was able to provide me (from his work, he knew some details of the surgery I would be undertaking a week later) helped a great deal for my own mental preparation that I had been having troubles with. I was always grateful for that.

Thanks Jim...rest in peace.

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Post by michaelgrundy » Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:49 pm

Damn. I am so sad to hear this. RIP....
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Post by CarpeDM » Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:52 pm

Holy crap! I'm stunned. I've been out of the game for a while, but I was just thinking about him a couple of days ago and wondering what he was up to. I will want to know about the celebration of life event.

I'll be playing some Mingus for you, buddy.
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Post by GregMiller » Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:53 pm

Very sorry to hear, I greatly enjoyed (and greatly benefited from) his postings and trip reports, and I regret never getting to hike with him, may he rest in peace.
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Post by BobbyFinn » Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:58 pm

I'm very sorry to hear this. Rest in peace. I'll miss his reports.
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Post by wildlobo71 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:58 pm

Jim was a great resource, pushed me in a positive way - provided steps when needed. I will miss the casual conversations the most - he was all around a very knowledgeable man. Rest in peace.
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Post by Brian C » Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:07 pm

Oh man. I noticed his absence lately as well.

RIP.
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Post by MonGoose » Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:08 pm

I'm very saddened to hear this news. Jim was an influential member of this site and he contributed in a number of areas. Personally, I enjoyed his photography the most.

I was unaware of his fight against cancer and I'm glad that he was able to experience so much of the mountains before succumbing to this illness.

Rest In Peace, Jim. You will be missed.
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Post by globreal » Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:12 pm

wildlobo71 wrote:Jim was a great resource, pushed me in a positive way - provided steps when needed. I will miss the casual conversations the most - he was all around a very knowledgeable man. Rest in peace.
Bill,

Knowledgeable is an understatement. He was a medical doctor and in conversations with him regarding medical issues, he would throw out these medical terms and complex body part terms that were WAY over my head. He was very intelligent. And that's not just eulogizing him, he was absolutely brilliant. Many people didn't see that side of him…especially if you only knew him from web postings.
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Post by fepic1 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:14 pm

Thank you for mentoring so many of us.
It was my good fortune to have known you

You will be missed Jim
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Post by Monte Meals » Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:27 pm

Jim,

I miss you and will never forget the time that you
belayed / encouraged me up my first 5.9

For me, climbing in the Garden of the Gods will never be the same.
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