Thomas Wright passed away June 6th, 2020 in Lakewood, Colorado from injuries sustained in a climbing accident.
Thomas Stuart Wright was born on March 28th, 1986 in Ogdensburg, NY. According to his obituary: “From the very beginning, he was determined to live by his own rules. Never one to abide by convention for its own sake, Tom spent the next thirty-four years guided by curiosity and an enduring sense of adventure.”
Tom grew up in the St. Lawrence Valley and was introduced to the passions of his life: camping, paddling and rock climbing through Boy Scouting where he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. At St. Lawrence University he built on his interests in nature and rocks in particular by participating in the Adirondack Semester, being an active and highly valued member of the Outdoor Program, and majoring in Geology. We remember him as an independent, kind and generous soul always willing and eager to share his love and extensive knowledge of the outdoors and nature . His outdoor skills and passions extended to back country skiing and ice climbing and took him beyond the Adirondacks to Mexico, Patagonia, Greece, all over the U.S., and finally to Boulder, Colorado where he resided. Tom lived fully with passion and compassion. He died doing something he loved. He is sorely missed, we know, but he continues to inspire us.