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SherpaKroto
03-15-2005, 12:35 PM
Swampy Paris, Longtime Tuckerman's Ravine Ranger and organizer of the Mount Washington Volunteer Ski Patrol died Friday in Woburn at the age of 90.
Boston Globe Story (http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/03/15/henry_paris_a_lifeline_to_tuckerman_ravine_skiers/)

Remember the bullhorn? That was him.

talldrink
03-15-2005, 03:20 PM
I did not know the man myself but his obituary was the most interesting I've ever read. I will toast swampy for sure on Thursday w/ Guinness in hand.

-peace

CaptainJim
03-22-2005, 09:58 AM
Swampy Paris, Longtime Tuckerman's Ravine Ranger and organizer of the Mount Washington Volunteer Ski Patrol died Friday in Woburn at the age of 90.
Boston Globe Story (http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/03/15/henry_paris_a_lifeline_to_tuckerman_ravine_skiers/)

Remember the bullhorn? That was him.

I also emailed Backpacker magazine and informed them. They actually emailed me back (which they don't usually do) and said thanks for the heads up... they will probably do a little write up on the man in the near future. I wish there was a way to get in touch with his widow (and family, I don't believe he had any children of his own, but neices & nephews) and let them know or get them a copy, also to let them know what a great man he was (I'm sure they already know), and how much he was appreciated.

I didn't even know the man personally, but I found myself thinking about him all day when I heard last week and I said a little prayer on the mountain this weekend for him. Rest in Peace "Swampy" ... you'll be missed.

Capt. Jim