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Jim Detterline

National Park Ranger

Rocky Mountain National Park


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StarWatch: Moravian College Astronomy [cached]

I have been hesitant to dismantle it because five of the nearly two dozen images displayed were taken by Jim Detterline, a Moravian graduate in 1978.
Although he loved astronomy, thats not Jims real story. During his undergraduate years he was a member of the Grotto Club, and to put it mildly, he and his associates climbed anything that was vertical. The Bethlehem Police Station, the girls dorms, and the four story brick wall on the western side of Collier were some of Jims favorite haunts. Graduating with a BS in Biology, Jim continued at the Univ. of Memphis, obtaining an MS and PhD in Zoology, but it was climbing that was Jims real passion. He began tackling the Rockies in 1979, but it was a 1980 ascent of the Grand Teton (Wyoming) that changed his life forever. Trapped on a rock face for six days while a blizzard raged, he and his Grotto buddy, Paul Bolick, were the only survivors of 16 climbers on the mountain. As a result of his rescue, Jim decided to dedicate his life to rescuing others. Upward bound in the National Park Service, Jim ultimately became the Longs Peak Supervisory Climbing Ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. If Moravian College is about community, then Jim Detterline must be considered one of its finest advocates. During his 28 years with the NPS, he performed over 1200 rescues, a Colorado record, receiving the Congressional Medal of Valor for saving a man and a woman stranded in a waterfall. Jim grabbed each with one hand and singlehandedly pulled them up to safety. Jim always donned a Moravian T-shirt and gave me the best guest room. Jim died in a climbing accident on Oct. 24. Read more about this unforgettable Hound and hero, and his remarkable life at rip-jim-detterline. [Cowboys on the Ranch] Cowboys after a ride: Left to Right, Gary A. Becker, Adam R. Jones, Peter K. Detterline, and Petes older brother, Jim Detterline (August 2016).

CMC/AAC 2008 Annual Dinner [cached]

The Chicago Mountaineering Club (CMC) and American Alpine Club Midwest Chapter (AAC) are proud to have Jim Detterline as our guest speaker for the 2008 CMC/ AAC Annual Dinner on Saturday March 1st at the Chicago Yacht Club - Belmont Station.
Jim Detterline, PhD. Since 1974, has climbed rock, waterfall ice and high peaks in North and South America, Africa and Europe. His notable ascents include 291 trips up Longs Peak, including 15 on the Diamond; the high points of six South American countries, including Aconcagua, Argentina; Sugarloaf Mountain, Brazil; numerous first ascents on sandstone in the Dinosaur National Monument area; five first ascents of Norwegian waterfalls; the classic Ferrari Route on Alpamayo, Peru; the infamous Ice Widow Route on Mt. Kenya; not to mention ice in Alabama and rock in Delaware. Jim has written six climbing guides, including Shades of Gray: An Ice Climber's Guide to Dixie, and is the Longs Peak Area Ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park. Jim Detterline

In this issue is a great article about Jim Detterline, a 21-year veteran National Park Ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park.
Over the years, he's rescued hundreds of people off the various mountain peaks in the park. He's an important asset to the visitors of Rocky Mountain National Park, and with his years of mountaineering and rescue experience he is an important asset to the operation of the park as a leader, mentor, and trainer of new generations of park rangers. You don't get to be where he is overnight. In 1999, the National Park Service initiated a new set of physical standards for law enforcement park rangers and Mr. Detterline was put on light duty as a result (it's difficult to be fired in the government, but this is amounts to the same thing). Oh, did I mention that Jim Detterline is hearing impaired? That's right, he needs to wear a hearing aid. Apparently, years of successful and beneficial service weren't enough to save him from the wrath of a blanket policy. He fought it (wouldn't you?) and was granted a waiver to return to ranger duty. But, he has to reapply each year for the waiver, killing his chances for any hope of career advancement. He's spent $100,000 on his case and continues to battle the Park Service, but despite being disappointed in the way he's been treated, still has a passion for his job. I wish him luck in his struggle against the government, which can be the absolutely most uncaring employer on the planet. I respect his perseverance and passion. Luckily, for him and park visitors, he didn't get the boot.

The Benner, Cleaveland and Related Families - Person Page 5 [cached]

James Lee Detterline (M)James Lee Detterline was born on 28 March 1956 in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.He is the son of Milton Elmer Detterline Jr. and Nancy Jane Day.He married Jennifer Marie Ertz on 15 May 1982 in Knauertown, Chester County, Pennsylvania.James and Jennifer were divorced on 14 February 1986 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee. Jim is an experienced mountain climber and as a hobby was active in rescue organizations.He received his Master's degree in vertebrate zoology in 1982 at Memphis State University and his PhD. there on 20 April 1989.His interest in mountain climbing and rescue work led him to become a career Ranger.As a Ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park in 1995 he rescued two campers from an especially precarious situation; for this he was presented the U. S. Department of the Interior Valor Award.In 1999 he began part time teaching of college level biology in addition to his work as a ranger. - Community calendar, 7/6 [cached]

SU|"Longs Peak in Detail" with Rocky Mountain National Park ranger Dr. Jim Detterline.Meet at Rocky Mountain National Park's headquarters at 7 a.m.|970-586-3262 for fees and address|ESTES PARK

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