Tuesday, June 09, 2009

MN climber dies in China


I have been watching this story with dread for some time. Yesterday a search party found the body of Wade Johnson a victim of and avalanche on a remote Chinese peak. I did not know Wade but I did know his climbing partner Johnny Copp fairly well as I interacted with him in the outdoor industry and through film as he organized the Boulder Adventure Film Festival. My heart goes out to all of the families but especially the Johnsons here in MN. This sad story reminds me of the accident Doug Coombs perished in a few years ago, not in how it happened but in the fact that another MN adventurer died with him Chad Vanderham.

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