The Steve Menscher Shrine (Aspen Mountain)


Here is a photo album of the Steve Menscher Shrine on Aspen Mountain, which was created on April 19, 2015.

See this Aspen Times news story, "Coroner: Aspen cyclist died of heart issue," July 22, 2014, "Steven Menscher, the cyclist who collapsed after nearly reaching the summit of Independence Pass Saturday, died from a heart issue, according to the Pitkin County Coroner’s Office. 'The cause of death was acute myocardial infarction secondary to arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease with a contributing factor of asthma,' the Coroner’s Office said in a statement. The manner of death was natural, the statement said. Menscher, 51, was a resident of Aspen. He was climbing the pass when he collapsed at about mile marker 60, on the last switchback before the summit. Authorities were called at 1:36 p.m. Witnesses began CPR before emergency responders could arrive. Menscher couldn't be revived and died on the scene."

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For photos of this shrine, see this Facebook photo album (you do not need to have a Facebook account in order to view the album:  (Credit for all photos: Jonathan D. Birnkrant 
Sanctuaries in the Snow
The Shrines of Aspen/Snowmass
(Including plaques, memorials, displays And miscellaneous items)

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