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Sunday, September 04, 2005

Hiker works to fulfill friend's dying wish

Here's a story about a hiker whos last request was that his cremated remains get spread across 315 peaks. Charlie Whitmore died of pancreatic cancer, he was 79.

The story touched me since my father died of the same desease two years ago. Like Charlie he too was a lifelong outdoors man and avid alpinist.

Erich A.
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Hiker works to fulfill friend's dying wish
Club member had wanted his cremated remains spread across 315 peaks

Doug Kreutz
Arizona Daily

TUCSON - Charlie Whitmore, lying on his deathbed, pulled his old hiking buddy close and made a last request.

It was a doozy.

"Charlie got this sly look on his face," said Richard Kane, a longtime friend who had trekked to many summits with Whitmore. "And then he said, 'I want you to put my ashes on all the original 315 peaks I climbed.' " >> Click here for full article >>