Nice photo of Chip at home. Olaf, we've never met, but I spent a little time climbing with Chip in the Park and on the Diamond back in the early '70s. He was one of those unique infectious personalities that one never forgets.
"Sorry honey, I'd love to clean out the garage but I'm way behind on my botany research."
By Allen Hill From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine Oct 13, 2009
He wrote a very extensive article on his work on the Diamond that was also a plead for climbers to tread gently when climbing there for Climbing magazine. He actually discovered a never before seen variant of a primrose, (I think a primrose) that was exclusive to the Diamond. He was a interesting guy. He cowrote the first comprehensive guide to Lumpy Ridge as well. I was in junior high at the time he was most active and when I'd see him at the Surry (remember the Surry Olaf?) I was always overwhelmed by his presence.
I remember Chip well. He was the creator and director of the triathlon held in Estes Park yearly, the Mountain Classics I think I was called. In 1981, I ran and bike trained with him, attended other races together as well, and we were coworkers at La Casa Del Esterito. He was a good man and a good friend.