Author Topic: John Strand, RIP  (Read 1212 times)

Offline steve weitzler

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Re: John Strand, RIP
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2017, 07:12:30 pm »
Was so sorry to hear this. Spent many days climbing with John BITD. He was a fun person to hang out with, climb with and of course apres climb activities were always a gas. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers are with Rose at this time. RIP John.

Offline Nick Grant

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Re: John Strand, RIP
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2017, 09:32:42 pm »
John was one of the greatest guys I've known.  He was incredibly funny, a terrific storyteller, a legit adventurer, as smart as anyone I've met, and the kind of guy who would do anything for a friend.  He was an exceptionally loyal and (despite the sometimes rough exterior) caring person.

A good deal of the fun that I had in the 80's was because of John.  His antics were legendary and were only exceeded by his friendship.   The Strand/Callaghan climbing partnership was as close to the Brown/Whillans phenomenon that the NorthEast has seen.  True hardmen—hard climbing, hard drinking, hard swearing, but always accompanied by madcap hilarity.

I'm really going to miss John.

Offline grubbers

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Re: John Strand, RIP
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2017, 10:31:35 pm »
RIP John

Offline JoeC

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Re: John Strand, RIP
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2017, 12:51:39 pm »
So Sorry to hear this.  RIP Strando.