|By kirra |
Jun 16, 2008
It is with my deepest regret that I post this as quoted from a card just received:
Live each day to it's fullest
Face challenges with courage and strength
Spread seeds of love and joy as you go
Climb with passion 'til you reach the summit...
Mick Strole ~ Jan 18, 1966 - May 14, 2008
Mick Strole was a member and instructor with the Arizona Mountain Club, the AMC when I met him. One of the 1st personal memories I had of a brave, and talented climber who always had a smile and a great lesson to teach from his experiences. Towering tall over his students he was truly a magnet of positive energy and extended it always to others in a selfless way. His enthusiasm for life and climbing will always be remembered and missed.
My sincere condolences to Sheri and to Mick's family and friends and deepest regrets that I will not be able to attend his services. Please know that my thoughts are with you in AZ and I hope to see you someday soon.
|By KimAZ |
Jun 30, 2008
Hello. I am Mick's Aunt. I wanted to come on and thank you for this memorial to my nephew. I was struck Kirra by your saying that Mick was a "magnet of positive energy", because that captured him perfectly!
His love, Sherrie Holbrook, put on a beautiful ceremony for Mick. While I knew of many of his climbing expeditions because he and Sherrie would bring great slide shows to family get togethers, I did not know this huge family of climbers existed. But I had a feeling there was a forum on the internet! So I searched and found this.
One of the many great stories told at Mick's ceremony was of a night spent on Mt. Whitney. Not a planned stay, but as the storyteller said, many lessons were learned on that adventure!
Mick had a great sense of humor, and was of the nature to be a climber. That personality fits with his tremendous battle with the dreaded cancer disease, and his fortitude to keep the positive energy going no matter what.
Thank you again for this rememberance and please stay safe out there!
|By Jeff Hatfield |
From Bayfield, CO
Jul 7, 2008
It's too bad that more people don't know about this site. Being a little out of the climbing realm at the moment (kids have a tendency to do that), I had forgotten about Mountain Project until I saw Greg's message a couple of weeks ago.
Kim, I'm glad you found the site. We really wanted to be at the memorial, but we're not all that close (Bayfield, CO) and there were too many things going on that weekend that were previously-planned. From what I heard, the celebration went well. What's amazing is that the sampling of 200 people you saw is probably only a small fraction of the climbing community that was touched by Mick.
I spent last weekend going over as many memories of Mick as I could remember. There were a lot of them, and all of them were a joy to recall. He was a very special person, and a good friend. He was also a great inspiration to us. Like Mick, our son Zane was given a short time to live, but has defied the odds and is still hanging in there. Mick often said that Zane was an inspiration for him, too. It's too bad that they won't get to know each other.
Mick, we love you. You will be missed...
|By KimAZ |
Jul 9, 2008
Sorry you could not make it to the ceremony. It was truly a very "loving" ceremony. So many great people with lots of love to share. Everyone connected from the moment they walked in!
I knew Mick and Sherrie were out there climbing with hundreds of climbers for several years, but did not know how many lives went through his path! My husband and I are avid motorcycle riders, and know the huge community one collects when you take on such sports. Mick also rode for a while. I rode a few times with him when he had his Sportster, and when I got my Harley, was hoping to do many rides with him, but it was, unfortunately, not to be.
I hope the best for your Zane, and am sure he was an inspiration for Mick.
I used to follow the web site of the Mt. Everest climbers several years ago, so I figured there had to be some sites for rock climbers. Very glad I found it. Take care when you get back out there!
|By KimAZ |
May 14, 2010
In memoriam to my nephew Mick who died 2 years ago today. He is missed very much by his family and the many people in his life that he touched. In May of 2008 we spent our last time together at the race track in Sonoita, AZ betting on the Kentucky Derby. I went back there this year to "be" with him and it felt warm. He loved mountain climbing with his love Sherrie and all his friends, and I have seen so many funny pictures of his teaching, and screwing off!! That was Mick. Peace out my sweet nephew. I love you.
|By Alex Hardt |
May 14, 2012
Lots of us think about you and miss you every day, Mick.
|By Alex Hardt |
May 14, 2013
The river of time continues its flow.
You are thought of and missed as much as ever.
|By kirra |
3 days ago
Alex Hardt wrote:
The river of time continues its flow. 5 years. You are thought of and missed as much as ever.
Memories of his inspiring manner, conviction & hope live on
RIP Mick ~