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Clif Maloney Climbs Cho Oyu

From Mike Southwell: This page memorializes Clif’s successful ascent of Cho Oyu on the border between Nepal and Tibet on 24 September 2009, which was followed by his sudden and as-yet unexplained death while descending after the climb.

  • the  dispatches  sent by Clif and his guide Marty Schmidt before and during the climb
  • A moving Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Clif Maloney, concluding with the singing of “Old Nassau,” was held on 9 October 2009 in New York City. The Class was represented by Bush, Cartier, Detjens, Fuller, Rousseau, Joan Sachs Shaw, Southwell, and Williamson, some in Reunion jackets. The University was represented by both Paul Raeder ’h62, longtime Alumni Relations liaison, who had worked closely with Clif over many years, and his successor Nat Howe.
  •  Running for Clif , a relay run in the NYC Marathon 2009 in honor of Clif.

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Clif at the summit

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Cho Oyu

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Clif on a training hike in Nepal

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Clif ascending

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the site where Clif passed on


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