We would like to know whether or not you are in favor of the proposal:

There is a proposal to commemoratively name two unnamed thirteen thousand foot peaks that straddle the border of Dolores and San Miguel Counties between Navajo and Elk Creek Basins after two internationally-prominent American mountaineers, Charlie Fowler and Christine Boskoff.

Charlie Fowler and Chris Boskoff were residents of Norwood, Colorado at the time of their tragic deaths during an alpine climb in Tibet almost ten years ago. In 2006, the two climbers were caught in an avalanche while attempting to climb the Genyen Massif in Sichuan Province, China. Part of the attraction of the peak naming proposal is the proximity of the peaks to each other, symbolizing the partnership in life and death of Charlie Fowler and Chris Boskoff, and that proposed Boskoff Peak can be seen from the Town of Norwood where they resided.

The proposed Fowler Peak and Boskoff Peak are located in the Uncompahgre National Forest near Navajo Basin & Elk Creek Basin and the Wilson Range, approximately 10 miles southwest of Telluride and five miles northwest of Lizard Head Pass on Colorado 145. We are still determining the best strategy to get the peak naming accomplished, but realize we will need support to make milestones with the Colorado State Government.
Who were Charlie Fowler & Chris Baskoff?

Charlie Fowler was internationally respected as an all-around “hard man”, a master of all types of climbing (rock, ice, and alpine). He is the author of several climbing guides including Telluride Rocks, San Juan Ice Climbs, Naturita Climbs, and The Wild Wild West, which covers rock climbing, and desert rock areas throughout southwest Colorado. He was an accomplished photographer with photo credits in magazines including Outside, various climbing magazines, and National Geographic Adventure. 

In 2004, the American Alpine Club awarded Charlie the Robert and Miriam Underhill Award – an award that honors outstanding mountaineering achievement.  Awarded annually to climbers who have “demonstrated the highest level of skill in mountaineering and who, through the application of this skill, courage, and perseverance, have achieved outstanding success in the various fields of mountaineering.”  

Chris Boskoff was the first woman to become a co-owner of an international mountain guiding business, Mountain Madness. At the time of her death, she had summited more 8,000 meter peaks (6) than any other American woman. She and Charlie met in 1999 and were life partners ever since. 

Chris was also a pilot and an electrical engineer, as well as a mountain guide. To quote from the American Mountain Guides Association letter of support, “Chris was also an adventurer and loved the cultural and social aspects of traveling around the world.  Her passion and respect for mountain cultures and the people she met was immense, and Chris gave freely of her time to support numerous organizations, including Room to Read, an organization dedicated to improving education for the children in Nepal. While for many, her successes as a female climber standout and the primary inspiration, for those that new her personally, her inspiration also lies in her decisions and passion to follow her dreams and help others achieve their dreams.  She discarded conventions and took chances on adventure around the world – following her dreams.” 
Please let us know if you are in favor, or not, of this proposed naming. Thanks for your feedback.

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* 1. Are you in favor of the Fowler-Baskoff peak naming proposal?

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