We were not able to know Chris for very long, but in the short time he was active as the Front Range Section Chair for the AAC, we had the opportunity to work with him towards the advancement of American mountaineering and climbing. A better advocate would be hard to come by. We will miss Chris very much. His enthusiasm and good nature were a blessing. -CAMP USA
Dear Front Range Members,
We are saddened today to inform you of the loss of Chris Pruchnic, AAC Front Range Section Chair. Chris, 42, died Saturday, November 20, while climbing All Mixed Up on RMNP's Thatchtop Mountain above Mills Lake. Chris was part of a two-person climbing party. His partner was uninjured.
He was outstanding in his role as Section Chair and will be missed greatly by the staff here in Golden. Chris impressed us all with how much he accomplished in his short time with the Alpine Club. Our condolences go out to Chris' family, friends, and climbing partners.
Tomorrow, there will be a memorial for the life of Christian William Pruchnic. All are welcome to attend:
Wednesday, November 24th
Horan & McConaty
5303 E. County Line Rd.
Centennial, CO 80122
Join the Climbing Community to honor Chris’s life and devotion to climbing:
On December 9th, the AAC will host a gathering of family, friends, and partners. Celebrate the life of AAC Front Range Section Chair, Christian William Pruchnic, with us from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum in Golden, CO.
The American Alpine Club