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  1. #26
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    RIP Jim. Condolences to all who knew him, sounds like the solidest of guys.
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  2. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by bumski View Post
    Jim was also the first skier to reach out to me on the forums when I moved to Spokane. He took me to all his stashes around our local mountain, Schweitzer. We stopped by to watch his girls ski racing. Extended invites to ski the volcanoes and genuinely shared a passion to slide down the mountain with like minded individuals. RIP Jim, Condolences to your family.
    On Friday my daughter told me that one of her friends from S.P. posted about losing her dad in an avalanche in Argentina. Absolutely gut wrenching to come come here and see this thread this morning. Condolences to all who knew Jim, sounds like a stand up guy.
    Move upside and let the man go through...

  3. #28
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    RIP. Condolences to family and friends.

  4. #29
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    RIP, so sad.

  5. #30
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    Just seeing this thread.

    Condolences.
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  6. #31
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    His wife posted on FB yesterday that she plans to have a get together for his ski friends at some point. Definitely going to try my best to make that.

  7. #32
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    Ah, damn. A fallen brother of ski. Condolences to his family and friends.

    Where in Argentina was he skiing?

  8. #33
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    Lost a few this year. Prayers to all. Represent NW Skier

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  9. #34
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    Sounds like he was a really nice guy. Sorry to read this sad news.

  10. #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    Ah, damn. A fallen brother of ski. Condolences to his family and friends.

    Where in Argentina was he skiing?
    Glaciar Martial in Ushuaia Argentina. He and a buddy were on their way to Antartica for a ship-borne ski touring trip and hit this on their way. Really sad. When his partner (friend of mine) get back, I'll probably find out more details but don't want to push him too much on it. From what I understand, he's pretty upset and understandably freaked by what happened.

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    God damn that’s fucked
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  13. #38
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    Jim's obituary in today's Spokesman Review.

    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/spo...2913&fhid=9537

  14. #39
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    Just incredibly saddening
    He made great use of the time he had as far as I can tell.
    Condolences and strength to his immediate family and all those closest to him.
    Uno mas

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    Vibes.
    Its not his loss, rather the loss of those he left behind.
    Sounds like a life well lived.
    If I were to die doing what I loved tomorrow, there would be no regrets for myself, the regrets would be for the loved ones still here.
    Hope his daughters gained from their father what he wished they would.
    RIP.
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  16. #41
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    Rough news. I hope his friends and family know he was valued here and we'll miss his contributions.

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    Never got to know him nonetheless sad to lose a mag.
    Rest in peace, Jim.

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    Lucky enough to meet and ski with Jim on that Adams trip NWSKIER mentioned. I’ll never forget crawling out of my bivy only to hear “change for a nickel?!?” A warm soul to spend time with in the mountains.

    Ski in Peace, Jim. Condolences to the family and his loved ones.

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    I hadn't realized there was a new subforum to commemorate those we've lost over the years. Then going through the threads, came across this one about The Duke of Hurl, aka Dr. Jim Joy. I went to Google to see what else had been published about him and came across an article I thought I'd share from a couple of years ago.

    His friend and regular ski partner (and friend of mine I referenced in an earlier post) made the trek back to where Jim was lost to the world. It's interesting and a bit of closure to the story and may interest some of you.

    On a side note, one of my good friends that I ski with regularly met Jim's wife a few years ago and have been together for awhile now. She's not over losing Jim but has moved on. My wife and I ski with them often so I've gotten to know her pretty well. Great lady who still enjoys all that she and Jim did, just with other people now.

    Here's the story:

    https://www.spokesman.com/stories/20...skiing-in-arg/

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    Thanks for this post. I always remember Jim when I look at Mt Adams from my home. Only great men can leave such a lasting impact in such a short time. My experience with Jim was only two days in length and I'll never forget him. He had a way that made you feel like you've always known him the second you met him. Glad to hear his wife is doing well too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NW_SKIER View Post
    Thanks for this post. I always remember Jim when I look at Mt Adams from my home. Only great men can leave such a lasting impact in such a short time. My experience with Jim was only two days in length and I'll never forget him. He had a way that made you feel like you've always known him the second you met him. Glad to hear his wife is doing well too.
    I did talk to Glen about this event, after some time had passed. It was just a really unlucky event. Jim had gone above Glen, lost his grip somehow and slid down the slope. It was wide open except for the one outcropping in Jim's way that he hit head first with speed. If he could have manipulated himself away from the rock a foot or two either way, he would have just slid to the bottom and probably would have laughed it off. And yes, from all I now know of him, he was a hell of a guy who would do anything for just about anyone. It was just his time, I guess. Sad for his family, especially his daughters who took it pretty hard. But, they're doing well and will be okay.

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    I spent a few days with him in a professional setting back very early in my career. He was incredibly personable, friendly, and kind. A true diamond in the rough.

    I missed the original thread commemorating his life. His passing is a great loss to many

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