I'm the very part-time librarian at Rocky Mountain National Park and I have been asked if anyone has a copy of the research Chip did. Anybody out there who could help? I'm also interested in information about any other people who climbed near Estes Park in the '70s and '80s. Thanks!
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 '70's. 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.