missing climbers at Florence Lake


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Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Nov 16, 2009 - 08:38pm PT
So, after our climbing memorial and funeral for Ishun I have some comments.

I want to let people know that the 2 climbers that were with her were very cool, stand-upish guys that had the balls to come to the funeral and the climbers memorial.

They could've faced severe criticism from family and friends, but they decided to come anyway. I heard the details of the accident from the two guys and it was just a bizarre accident.

The are very nice guys and very proficient climbers. It would be nice if they put up a detailed account here of the accident, but that's for them to decide, not me. I think what has already been said is probably enough.

She passed away after her gear sling/cam caught an edge and abruptly stopped her. The belayer said the rope never came tight, just twitched a bit.

Just a bad accident. I'd like to thank them for comforting Ishun's friends and doing what they could for her.

Cheers, guys.

Boulder climber
Nov 16, 2009 - 08:53pm PT

I just wanted to express sympathy for the family and friends of beautiful Ishun. -Bruce Adams

Social climber
So Cal
Nov 16, 2009 - 09:09pm PT
I've kept coming back to this thread, but have avoided posting anything.

It's easy to rationalize that you didn't know them etc., but I've also been the benefactor of expressions of sympathy from persons unknown and know that they are all appreciated.

Someone way up thread said something about meeting people they'd never known....... If there's anything positive about these kinds of incidents, it's that they do draw us closer.

A small comfort indeed.

A bit of unsolicited advice for the survivors,

I wrote out a highly detailed account of the incident I was involved in that only was shared with the kin and a few close friends. I did it for two reasons.

It made it possible for me to process the events and deal with it, and I felt I owed it to the kin to provide as accurate and detailed an account as I could provide.

Something to consider.


Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Nov 16, 2009 - 10:08pm PT
Wendell, those are kind words, bro. Thanks from her friends. I know how hard losing Woody was to you guys.

In addition to a tribute to our friend this year in Josh, we will be commemorating some of our other friend's (Woody) routes in Josh.

Bad year, be safe people. Thanks, TGT!


A pile of dirt.
Nov 19, 2009 - 06:45pm PT
Hi All,

I just wanted to say thanks for all the support on this thread and the messages and emails a number of you sent. It was really helpful.

Thanks all,


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