I had the pleasure to hike down Cherry Creek Canyon with Ishun this September. She was as many in our community described her. A lovely, intelligent young woman full of the excitement of life. She was kind, gentle and caring. As we made our way down the canyon, we looked at the possible routes up the likes of Dome Sweet Dome and Mastadome.
I am deeply sorrowed by her loss.
May her memory in all the people she touched forever burn brighly.
Ishun Cherry Creek Canyon(with PCS) September 13, 2009.
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.