We choose to play by the rules of the mountains because they are our calling. We accept the loss that strikes unaware in returns for the bonds of friendship created by experiencing life in the majesty of nature. The intensity of the alpine, guarded by wind & snow and ruled by gravity, is where we find these moments that define us as people. It is never easy to lose loved ones, particularly those with so much life to live.
My heart goes out to the parents of Hansjörg Auer, David Lama, and Jess Roskelley with the loss of their sons.
With empathy for the families, loved ones, friends and our community.