When we first ran into Chris, she was a driven climber. She
was going for it! She was climbing with the Poles, looking forward to the next
expedition, the 14 8000 meters peaks seemed possible. Then she got humbled
along the way. Several factors probably influenced Chris....
When we meet Chris in person in Chicago a few years back,
she was starting to change. She was focused on running her company Mountain
Madness. She was no longer focused on her climbs...
Christine had summitted Broad
Peak (8/13/95), Cho Oyu (9/27/96), Lhotse (5/26/97), Gasherbrum II (8/19/99),
Everest (5/24/00), and [the main TRUE summit] Shishapangma on 10/10/00...
In the fast paced, highly driven world of these climbers.
One could call Chris anytime, she was always glad to help any climber in need.
We called more than once, when a climber was in trouble on a mountain, and
needed help. She never asked nor wanted any press for helping others. She
would call the expedition leader, send Sherpas, whatever she could do to help,
she would do so without asking for payment or press. Sometimes it was too
late, sometimes not. Christine Boskoff was a nice person. We think more than
anything she would want you to remember her that way... May she rest in
Her memorial is Oct. 20th, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church,
2220 East College Ave. Appleton, WI 54915 at 11 A.M.; visitation 9:30 to 11am.
We will now offer 24 hours of silence to the
memory Christine Feld Boskoff
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