July 13th, 2013


For friends of mountain_hiker.

Terry (mountain_hiker) attempted suicide overnight. He's in the hospital, but I've been told it doesn't look good. Colorado Springs PD is attempting to notify his next of kin; I advised one of his mountaineering friends that's in touch with the CSPD about the estranged family situation [ed - removed a few names of people I suggested be contacted].

In a text he sent in the wee hours of the morning, he asked a few of us on LJ to change the privacy on a certain post to public and copy and paste the contents of another private post to several e-mail recipients, but I don't have his login credentials.

I am willing to serve as a contact point with whatever information I have - my e-mail is oddharmonic at gmail.com and if you have my number, you are welcome to call or text. (If you were on one of his group texts, my area code is 720 and the last two digits of my number are 96.)

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ETA 1240 MDT: Terry is brain dead at this point. Any usuable organs will be harvested later today. One of his mountaineering friends is at the hospital with Terry's dad; I am getting information from him and another mountaineering friend that's in that loop. I will update with any further information as I get it.

Photos of mountain_hiker from ten years ago.

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I later found a post with photos from redqueenofevil's bon voyage party at the end of August 2003 that have Terry in them and it's now public for sharing: http://oddharmonic.livejournal.com/69510.html

My goodness, we all looked so young.

1256, 14 July: there are photos on Google+ of Terry last year at Crestone, Maroon Bells, and Snowmass: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/of/107997003829103113981