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Sad News from the Costa Blanca

Chris Moor, 110 kb

We have heard some very sad news - Chris Moor, known by many on UKC as 'Chris the Tall', has been killed in a snorkeling accident on the Costa Blanca.

Chris is well known to everyone who goes to the BMC Peak Area meetings having been an active attender for many years. He had a spell on BMC Council and has always been involved with Peak Area politics.

Chris was an extremely popular and erudite participant on the UKC forums where he has been a regular contributor since registering over 15 years ago. He took part in many of the great long debates we have had and was very keen on the sporting threads, particularly the ones around road cycling and the Tour de France. He also made contributions to UKC like this long-standing article on the Dolomites.

From a personal point of view I always looked forward to our shared car journeys to the Peak Area meetings where we would catch up on each other's exploits. Last time we were out he admitted to being more drawn towards cycling like many of his age but I was always amazed at the varied line-up of activities he involved himself in on a weekly basis. It is typical of him that he was out snorkeling on what for others would have been a rest day.

Chris will be very sadly missed. Our condolences go to his partner Liz and his family and friends.



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I'm devastated to have just heard this very sad news. Chris and I sat for what seemed like years together on the BMC National Council and he always stood out as exactly the voice of passionate reason (!?) he portrayed...
It’s hard to describe what comfort your kind words have given me, Chris’s parents and sister. I knew of his alternate existence on UKC, he’d often read me threads or got advice from the community but I hadn’t...
I only knew of Chris The Tall's posts on here, and an enthusiasm for life and positive nature seemed to come through in what he wrote, one got the sense that he set out to make the most of being here and succeeded.  ...
I chatted to Chris on a couple of occassions at the BMC Area meets but knew him best for his contributions,  both to those meetings and on UKC. He always seemed a friendly and reasoned voice and was always willing...
So very sad to hear this. I had known Chris for what seems like a very long time. Not particularly well, but well enough to always have a friendly conversation when we crossed paths. Chris was always a solid member of...
Chris was my uncle. He first got me into climbing as a chubby unmotivated teen-ager. We went from him dragging me up stanage to hearing "bloody good lead lad" after my first hvs lead. It's since become a massive part of...

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