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Mar 19, 2013
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
thedenverchannel.com/news/moun... Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
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Mar 19, 2013
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Anyone hear how extensive Lisa's injuries are. Condolences to his family. Horrible news. Glad she made it. Hope she has a quick recovery. Adam Paashaus
From Greensboro, North Carolina
Joined May 20, 2007
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Mar 20, 2013
Lost Cities 5.12a,Black Canyon,CO
From Lisa's husband Alex:


Hi to everyone,

I would like to update the community on Lisa’s recovery process. We visited Lisa on Tuesday afternoon at the Northern Colorado Medical Center in Greely. It was an emotional experience especially for little Ellie who got to see her mom for the first time in more than 4 days. They have never been apart for so long.
During the last 12 hours Lisa has improved dramatically. Her frostbite injuries were downgraded from severe to moderate. They expect her toes and fingers to recover without complications but with a small possibility to lose some skin from some of her fingertips. She has several cracked ribs, a broken tailbone and a torn MCL on her left knee. This evening she was undergoing a MRI scan to check for internal injuries. We will know the results from the MRI on Wednesday.
Her physician plans to release Lisa from the hospital on Thursday morning after which she will be recovering at home. For those who plan to visit Lisa in the hospital Wednesday will be your last chance. After that you will be more than welcome to visit her at our home in Estes Park. She is incredibly thankful for the outpouring support from the community.
I will continue to keep you informed on her recovery.

Thank you.

Alex Kostadinov
justin dubois
From Estes Park
Joined Jan 2, 2001
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Mar 20, 2013
Lost Cities 5.12a,Black Canyon,CO
Dave was a great friend to a lot of folks here in Estes. I worked for him for several years building houses, and he taught me a lot. He is survived by his wife and two small kids.

A fund has been set up to donate here: paypal fund
justin dubois
From Estes Park
Joined Jan 2, 2001
625 points
Apr 2, 2013
Well worth the read, here is the accident report from CAIC.

"This was a complicated mountaineering accident with many contributing factors. The avalanche was a contributing factor, but was not solely responsible for the fatal outcome."

avalanche.state.co.us/acc/acc_...
Dave Hurst
From Boulder CO
Joined Jun 19, 2010
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Apr 2, 2013
Good read....really sad. wankel7
From Indiana
Joined Oct 4, 2010
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