Hayden Kennedy


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Glacier National Park, Montana
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 9, 2017 - 09:29pm PT
Does anybody know whatís going on? Chris Schulte posted HK passed away?

Trad climber
Polebridge, Montana
Oct 9, 2017 - 09:31pm PT
NO- I sure hope not. I love the Kennedy family.

The Good Places
Oct 9, 2017 - 09:34pm PT
no. no. no.

Salt Lake City
Oct 9, 2017 - 09:37pm PT
Post from Andrew Burr


The only information:
"skiing avalanche outside of Bozeman Montana somewhere."

Mountain climber
Oct 9, 2017 - 10:03pm PT
I hope not. A quick internet search came up with nothing.

Oct 9, 2017 - 10:22pm PT
terribly sad, i'm at a loss. Judging from andrew bisharat's twitter, it does seem to be true.

definitely puts a new perspective on some of hayden's writings:


Mountain climber
Oct 9, 2017 - 11:53pm PT
Very sad news. Such a talented and bold climber.

I love how he deleted his social media presence a few years ago and rejected the concept of self promotion. My condolences to his mom and dad and many friends.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 10, 2017 - 04:41am PT
Sadly, true. heard yesterday

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Oct 10, 2017 - 05:20am PT
Over the last few years, however, as Iíve watched too many friends go to the mountains only to never return, Iíve realized something painful. Itís not just the memorable summits and crux moves that are fleeting. Friends and climbing partners are fleeting, too. This is the painful reality of our sport, and Iím unsure what to make of it. Climbing is either a beautiful gift or a curse.

Hayden Kennedy

Trad climber
Ontario, Canada
Oct 10, 2017 - 05:34am PT
Again, horrible news...
I really enjoyed his writing, a talented yet humble individual to be sure.
Squirrel Murphy

Trad climber
Oct 10, 2017 - 05:35am PT
Condolences to his family and friends. Just found this read:


Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 10, 2017 - 07:10am PT
Truly tragic....after Kyle Dempsterís death Hayden had decided to rachet back from cutting edge alpinism. Life has so many unfathomable twists and turns that can seem unfair....my son died tragically when he was only twenty.

My thoughts go out to Michael and Julie for the loss of their son who was special in so many ways. It will be a dufficult journey and the they will need their community around them.

Ice climber
Oct 10, 2017 - 07:10am PT
God, I'm broken hearted for Julie and Michael. The ultimate loss. Such a nice kid....talented, thoughtful, humble........so terribly sad.
Nick Danger

Ice climber
Arvada, CO
Oct 10, 2017 - 07:19am PT
SO VERY SAD! I did not know him but his writing and rep as a climber were impeccable. The loss of such a talented and thoughtful young man is so very sad. Sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Oct 10, 2017 - 07:30am PT
I truly enjoyed reading his article on eveningsends just last week. Such sad news.


My condolences to his friends and especially his family. Rest in peace, Hayden.

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Oct 10, 2017 - 07:32am PT
Very saddened by this news.
He was a good friend of my son and a great guy to know.

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
Oct 10, 2017 - 08:04am PT
So sad. Literally just watched his vid of him and Ivo Ninov climbing the Bachar Yerian a couple days ago. Seemed like a vibrant, stoked, sincere dude who loved the mountains and his climbing community.

My deepest condolences to Julie and Michael and the entire tribe who knew him well.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Oct 10, 2017 - 08:05am PT
This is horrible. The evening sends article was the first piece of climbing literature that I read in a while. Started and couldn't stop reading, so good. Seemed like a very humble guy with incredible skills in the alpine, on rock and a very good writer. Very very very very sad. My prayers go out to the family and friends.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Oct 10, 2017 - 08:07am PT
This is so sad. I did not know him but followed him over the years. I had just watched his recent video late last week and so when my son texted me the news it hit like a punch to the gut. No climb is worth losing a kid to and it has me rethinking some of my own activities. So sorry to the family and everyone that knew him.
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Oct 10, 2017 - 08:12am PT
What awful news. My most profound condolences to Julie and Micheal. I'm gutted for them. And for all of Hayden's many friends.
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