Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Death in the Family

On 28 April John Evans, a complete mountaineer and rescue ranger on Denali, a wonderful gentleman, and a great friend died in a climbing accident in Wales. I had the immense privilege of working several patrols on Denali with John, the last in the spring of 2008. In past years, we had taught together, climbed together, and sipped quite a few fine drams of single malt together. He was the kind of man you could not help loving, and I will miss him tremendously. I chose to post the news here, knowing many of you never had the pleasure of meeting John Evans, but feeling the need to send out a few words in quiet celebration of his life. Thank you for listening.


Bill B. said...

Very sad news, Buck. Sorry to hear this. Fitting tribute to a good friend lost.

Kurt said...

Very sad to hear, Buck. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.