Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Local Adventurist Dies Mountain Climbing.(Final)(Obituary)

Byline: Joshua Akers Journal Staff Writer

Harald Mueller, lauded as a community pillar and hero by friends and associates, has died in a mountain climbing accident in Bolivia.

Mueller, 63, an experienced climber, was killed after he or his guide slipped and fell while descending a mountain in Bolivia on July 3 said his wife, Kathrina Mueller.

"He loved life and lived it to the fullest," she said. "He saw so many places and did so many things that people even at 90 have never seen. He just wanted to devour every moment of it and he did."

Kathrina said she and Harald met in Chicago in 1960 and were married in 1963.

"He was a wonderful man, husband, father and grandfather," she said. …

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