October 23, 2007: I am pleased to announce that we have received some very, very generous donations to the memorial fund recently. We are still pressing towards the $50,000 mark and want to thank everyone who has helped out so far. Look for a new Chris Hunnicutt Memorial Scholarship Fund website and some original Chris and Paul Hunnicutt artwork for sale soon (all proceeds will go towards the scholarship)!
I have achieved the dream two brothers had for the past 14 years....I have climbed the Nose route on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. It took my partner (Roger Molina Font from Madrid, Spain) and I 3 1/2 days on the wall to finish. It was an amazing experience and I was fortunate to have a partner as talented and supportive as Roger to help me. The weight of my brothers death and life for that matter was probably more difficult than the climbing, but in the end everything he taught me prevailed. 3,000 vertical feet on the Big Stone - Here's to you Bro!!!!!!! Check out some of the photos on Flickr.com.
August 30, 2007: Check out Chris in the latest Black Diamond catalogue: http://www.bdel.com/php/cat_request.php (download the ice catalogue and scroll through the pages to find him ice climbing) He is also on the BD home page page, but you have to refresh the big photo there a ton of times to get his photo - and the website seems to be slow. Pretty cool when his photo just loads up though. He called me after onsighting this climb and was just so excited about it. He really looks great in the photos from that day...I will try and get some up online.
August 13, 2007: New photo gallery is now viewable on Flickr.
I am pleased to announce that we have created a memorial fund in my brother's name. It is for teenagers who cannot afford and do not have access to the Outward Bound trips where my brother learned many of his outdoor skills. It was also on these trips that Chris learned to climb and solidified his love of the mountains and nature. I think he would be very happy to know that some disadvantaged kids, who otherwise would not get to see the natural beauty of this country, will now get a chance.
There are a few ways that people can donate to the Fund. Please make sure you specify that your donation is for the "Christopher Hunnicutt Memorial Scholarship Fund." You can either write this on the bottom of your check, say it on the phone, or if online; write it in the COMMENTS section directly under your credit card information.
You can donate 3 ways - Online, Phone, Mail:
Our goal is $50,000 so that every year we can continue the
scholarship in Chris' memory.
I wanted to thank everyone who helped out with and attended the
memorial services in Washington and Salt Lake. They both were
very beautiful, moving and helpful, even though difficult to get
through. It was immensely important for myself and my parents
to see all the lives that Chris had touched. It has also been
amazing to hear your stories about Chris and the first thing we
now do each morning is check the website to see if anything new has
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