Our friend and field technician, Burt Bjorling, passed away in September, shortly after completing his tremendous voluntary contributions to project field operations.
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 dynamic situations well and remain safe on the mountain.
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.