Last week we lost one of our finest with the unexpected passing of Leo Lloyd.  Leo exhibited the very best of human qualities – generous with his time and always a smile on his face.  We will miss him terribly.

I had the good fortune to work with Leo at Rigging for Rescue for over 20 years.  We co-instructed many technical rescue trainings. He was the consummate professional and an incredibly insightful educator.  He has left an irreplaceable legacy on the mountain rescue community as both an educator and volunteer first responder.

What I will miss the most are the countless adventures we did together in the backcountry of our beloved San Juan Mountains – trail running, climbing, skiing, and mountain biking. Thanks for the memories, Leo!

Leo’s life will be celebrated at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on August 30that 3:00 p.m. Additionally, a memorial fund in Leo’s memory has been established for those wishing to contribute.