Ritt Kellogg graduated from Colorado College in 1990 with a degree in philosophy. He loved wild places, both at sea and in the mountains. Whether skiing the Bugaboos, guiding on Denali, teaching for Outward Bound in Rockland, Maine and Florida, or planning a sailing voyage around the world, Ritt lived with vision and drive. He valued the preservation and protection of wilderness areas, and he strived to be a positive friend to all. Ritt died tragically in an avalanche while he, Tom Walter and Colby Coombs '89 were topping out on the east face of Mt. Foraker in Alaska, June 18, 1992. Tom was also killed in the fall.
"And can it be that in a world so full and busy, the loss of one weak creature makes a void in any heart, so wide and deep that nothing but the width and depth of vast eternity can fill it up."