John Fischer Motorcycle Accident


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Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 5, 2010 - 02:28pm PT
Although all the details aren't in yet, John Fischer was killed this morning in a fatal motorcycle accident On Highway 395 near Conway Summit. He apparently struck a deer early this morning on his way to meet friends at Virginia Lakes.

Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Jun 5, 2010 - 02:34pm PT
I am very sorry to hear this.
My sincere condolences to his loved ones.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jun 5, 2010 - 02:39pm PT

Hadn't seen him in a while.
Tony Puppo

Jun 5, 2010 - 02:43pm PT
That sucks!
John was great guy and will be missed by many.
tom woods

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Jun 5, 2010 - 02:44pm PT
This is bad news. There's been alot of deer hits this year. The deer are said to be backed up waiting for the snow to melt to move higher.

Very sad.

Trad climber
Leavenworth & Greenwater WA
Jun 5, 2010 - 02:45pm PT
Very sad. RIP my friend.

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jun 5, 2010 - 02:48pm PT

My condolences to his friends and family.
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Jun 5, 2010 - 03:56pm PT
Very sorry to hear about John's accident and passing.

Trad climber
san diego
Jun 5, 2010 - 04:28pm PT
Really sorry to here this tragic news. I met John years ago at B. Harrington's & R. Wheelers house in Bishop one hot August(1978)afternoon. We stocked up on some cold brews, and spotted one another in the shade of various boulders up in the Milks. We had a great time that afternoon...R.I.P. John!

Social climber
Jun 5, 2010 - 04:59pm PT
hey there all, say, oh my, don, and all... i did not know who john fischer was.... i am very sad for his loss of life... :(

later, if you could post a remembrance as to his name, here, i could then learn...

my condolences to his family and loved ones...
very sorry for you loss... :(

Jun 5, 2010 - 05:29pm PT
RIP John...

Neebee, a checkered post including John: POSM
Roger Breedlove

Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Jun 5, 2010 - 06:15pm PT
That is very sad news, Don.

Please offer my condolences to his friends and family.

some eastside hovel
Jun 5, 2010 - 06:47pm PT
Stunned to hear this.So sad.John was the first guy I portered loads for here on the eastside.Always hilarious and full of stories.Just saw him at Keoughs last week too.Wow.Condolences to all family and friends.

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Jun 5, 2010 - 07:20pm PT
Very sorry to hear this.

Didn't know the man, but I feel for his family and loved ones.


Trad climber
novato ca
Jun 5, 2010 - 08:12pm PT


Only climed a few times with John and loved every secound of it.

God Bless,


Trad climber
Redwood City, CA
Jun 5, 2010 - 08:31pm PT
This is really sad. I only met John a couple of times, but I learned a lot. A very, very solid human being.

Jun 5, 2010 - 08:34pm PT
Bye John, I'll miss you.

Plenty of stories but not for today.

Trad climber
June Lake, CA
Jun 5, 2010 - 08:44pm PT

Just saw John on the 31st in Bishop, was the kind and smiley John I'd known for 30 yrs. I always enjoyed walking into Lee Vining Canyon and smelling his pipe in the old days. A nice guy, a good alpine climber, and a great asset to the eastside climbing/guiding community.

The Lord whispered his name and his days here were complete.


Soda Springs, CA
Jun 5, 2010 - 08:44pm PT
Really Really bummed about this...

Condolences to his son, his daughter, his former wife Lois, his many friends.


Boulder climber
Hell A
Jun 5, 2010 - 08:49pm PT
Very sorry to hear this. I took a climbing class from John, and Allan way back in 1978. A few years later, a friend and I were going in to climb the Swiss arete. John was coming out with a client, but he recognized me.
I saw John at the parking lot in LVC about four or five years ago. He wasn't doing to good, and was having to sell his gear to make ends meet.
Then, I think it was about three years ago I saw him at the AAC gathering in TM. He was doing alot better.
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