He was a long-time
C.A.M.P. athlete and technical advisor. We had the pleasure of working with him
for years. We knew, first of all, a great man — and then the legendary climber
that inspired and radically changed the landscape of modern climbing. As we now
ponder the many stories and memories, we find it most comforting not to speak,
but to enshrine these memories in that most intimate part of ourselves where we
experience no regrets.
We think the best
way to serve his memory is to embolden our love and passion for climbing and
the mountains. This is what he would have wanted. To watch his friends and comrades
play hard at this most amazing, enjoyable game that gives us a real chance to
better ourselves. Patrick’s eyes shone with delight every time we spoke about
climbing and the strength it gives. He was a brilliant example of this during
his time here with us.
serve as points of guidance and this is how we should remember Patrick – as we
climb, as we strive to excel, and as we ponder on the lessons we would leave to
future generations. Climb, love, live … they are one in the same.
We miss you already,
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