In Memoriam - Dave McClenahan
In December, 2008, OSAT lost a beloved friend and climbing companion, Dave McClenahan. It is in large part due to the generosity of Dave's friends and family who made donations to OSAT in Dave's name, that the club has been able to upgrade our web site in both content and functionality to what you see at OSAT.org today.
Dave embodied the spirit of mutual help and support that is a fundamental tradition of mountaineering. This same spirit is at the core of One Step at a Time because of our foundation in the principles of recovery. Dave's contributions to OSAT and his companionship with its members were provided with a unique level of easy, natural good humor. All who climbed, hiked, joked, laughed, and cried with Dave will miss him greatly.
There is a tribute to Dave in the June, 2009 issue of the Yodel club newsletter. Also, a wonderful short video of a few climbs with Dave in 2008 is posted on the web. Suffice to say Dave lives on in all our hearts. Many of us will be reminded, every time we visit the new OSAT.org web site, of our gratitude that Dave touched our lives.