June 26, 2009

In Memoriam: Jonny Copp, Micah Dash, and Wade Johnson

Jonny Copp and Micah Dash, along with photographer Wade Johnson, were recently killed by an avalanche on Mount Edgar in the Sichuan Province of China. Though I knew Jonny and Micah only as acquaintances, their presence in the world of technical alpine climbing will be sorely missed, as will their enthusiasm for such. Micah I met while in Pakistan in 2005, just after their final speed climb of Trango/Nameless Tower. He was there with Nick Martino and Renan Ozturk at that time. Those guys were really friendly and handed over some important items to our expedition which they no longer required.  Jonny I met in Talkeetna, though I did not know him well. Please visit the Patagonia 'Cleanest Line' online memorial.

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