RIP Anna Smith

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crankster

Trad climber
No. Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2016 - 04:00pm PT
Information on a memorial Oct. 16th in Canmore...
https://www.facebook.com/events/1765409880414135/
Cragman

Trad climber
Mammoth and SLO.....Life is Good!!!
Oct 5, 2016 - 04:46pm PT
Wow, such a tragic loss of a clearly vibrant and extraordinary person.

May her family and friends find peace in keeping her memory alive.


Climb on, Anna.....
BomberBill

Mountain climber
Phoenix
Oct 22, 2016 - 09:31am PT
Very sad RIP fellow climber. Does anyone have details on exactly what happened? It looks like some of the article's first reporting this have been removed. The latest report is that she ascended from 12K to over 16K before feeling AMS. Then she descended and passed that evening. That's a really aggressive/irresponsible push in altitude. Looks like a HACE related death? Very sad...
John Mac

Trad climber
Breckenridge, CO
Mar 8, 2018 - 08:29am PT
Alpinist 59 has an article re this amazing person.

http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web17c/wfeature-a59-contraindications
ionlyski

Trad climber
Polebridge, Montana
Mar 8, 2018 - 11:15am PT
Wow talk about some tough girls. I found myself wiping some tears during that read.

Arne
John Mac

Trad climber
Breckenridge, CO
Mar 8, 2018 - 12:40pm PT
The photo on sorcerer was just great. Full of life.
Yury

Mountain climber
T.O.
Mar 8, 2018 - 02:02pm PT
Was a cause of death mentioned in __http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web17c/wfeature-a59-contraindications__?
I missed it.
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
Mar 8, 2018 - 04:29pm PT
It some what sounded like she went into ketoacidosis in that article on her prior ascent.
She May have had a repeat????
Speculative obviously

In laymanís terms her diabetes went haywire and this lead to her unfortunate demise?
The other alternative would be hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).

We will probably never know for sure.
nah000

climber
now/here
Mar 8, 2018 - 05:23pm PT
thanks for posting that alpinist article JMac...

what a well written but heartbreaking piece about a couple hard as nails folks...
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