RJ Secor

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RJ Secor

Post by seano » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:45 am

Secor wrote the definitive Sierra guidebook, like Beckey for the Cascades or Ortenburger for the Tetons. RIP.

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Post by kaiman » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:44 pm

Oh that's sad news. I used a copy of the Sierra's book years ago to plan a backpacking/peak bagging trip in California and also used to own a copy of his Mexican Volcanoes book. Always a bummer to read about mountaineers dying before they should.

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Post by Candace66 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:28 pm

!! I hadn't heard about this. Thank you for sharing the news.
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Post by uwe » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:15 pm

Sad news! His books helped me with my Aconcagua and Denali projects. My condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in peace. [Thank you for posting. I would not have known otherwise.]
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Re: RJ Secor

Post by 14erFred » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:16 am

Sad to learn of R. J. Secor's passing. He was a prolific climber and brilliant guidebook writer. His comprehensive guide to the High Sierra has become the contemporary standard for the highest peaks in California and has been an invaluable resource in trip-planning for countless climbers. I've spent many hours savoring the alpine delights that his carefully crafted guidebooks helped me discover. Like an inexhaustible Sierra day, his indomitable spirit permeates his writing and inspires readers to pursue their own adventures. May he rest in peace forever, and may his memory always be a blessing.
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