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Our friend and field technician, Burt Bjorling, passed away in September, shortly after completing his tremendous voluntary contributions to project field operations.

Photo: Steven Gnam

In the summers of 2019 and 2021 Burt worked in a full-time capacity, step-in-step with project field technicians half his age.

All who worked with Burt appreciated his goodwill, even-keelness, and steadiness.

As a manager of project field operations, I was comforted by having Burt’s jack-of-all-trades, cumulative life experience embedded in field crews. No matter what technicians encountered, with Burt involved in field operations, I felt secure knowing the crew would manage dynamics situations well and remain safe on the mountain.

Photo: Steven Gnam

More than his field labors, I am indebted to Burt for his friendship, counsel, and inspiration to experience life as he chose to during his 67 thriving years on our planet.

2 comments on “Honoring Burt Bjorling

  1. sameischeid says:

    Erik, I am so sorry to read of the loss of your friend/co-worker. When you work side by side with someone, you really get to know them, eh ‘Tis a time of loss for so many.

    Thinking of ya… Your friend, Sam

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  2. Rusty says:

    Everything said here is so true and so much more. Burt was my father-in-law and a man who I will cherish not only for the gift of his daughter, but also for his dry wit, his outlook on life, his love of the world and his deep devotion to his family. He was simply put a gift to all of us who came into contact with him. He is in the biblical sense a man who made us all better for the gift of time spent with him and we will miss him deeply.

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