Craig Luebben memorial
Posted by sibylle in Eulogies (Thursday September 17, 2009 at 8:38 pm)

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John Sherman, Lynn Hill, and Tristan

Several weeks ago I wrote about Craig Lubben’s tragic accident. Since then, we went to Craig’s memorial at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado.

I thought I’d post a few photos of some fo the folks there to pay Craig and his family their respects.

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Film maker Rob Raker and the beautiful Lynn Hill

I had a chance to speak with Craig’s widow, Silvia, from Italy and we shared memories of climbing in Finale Ligure.  It’s so hard to speak with the parents, children and widows of my deceased climbing partners.

The hardest time I ever had was when I had to explain to Chris Hampson’s mother how, and why, Chris had died when we climbed together in Yosemite, but I was fine. I hope I never again have to meet with one of my climbing partner’s parents to tell them that their child is dead.

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It’s been a tough year, with three good friends who died in climbing accidents already. I only hope that’s it for this year, and maybe next year too.

1 comment for Craig Luebben memorial »

  1. Sibylle: How very difficult for you! I don’t think there are any “right” words or explanations, but simply being there with the families, for them to see your grief and your love for their person has got to be of some comfort.

    Comment by Rosemary Carstens — September 25, 2009 @ 5:01 pm

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