I just learned of Alan's passing. I was in Pat Schmalenberger's Outdoor Ed. class with him, which may have been the beginning of his passion for climbing. I saw him last when he was teaching a climbing class at Touch of Nature where I was working. He always greeted me with a smile and great stories of the rocks. All my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Rest peacefully, Alan. You will be missed by many.
May 25, 2013 | Carbondale, IL