Charlie Fowler Missing in Tibet


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bob d'antonio

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Dec 14, 2006 - 10:20pm PT
Hopefully Charlie will show up in a few days.

Climbed with him in the early 80's in the Boulder area. Wishing my best for him to pull this one out.

Mountain climber
Dec 14, 2006 - 11:37pm PT
Being 2 weeks overdue in Western China is like being 20 minutes overdue for dinner. Here's hoping they just decided to enjoy an extended vacation!
Fry Guy

Trad climber
Bondale, CO
Dec 15, 2006 - 12:14am PT
If there is one climber I've always looked up to and wanted to some day sit down and shoot the sh#t with it's Charlie. Just seems like a kind soul with a heart of gold and a damn good climber on all sides of the board. The kind of person we should all strive to be. Hope we hear from them soon.

Maybe the midget will bring them back, eh Gregory:-)
-Ryan Jennings

Trad climber
off coarsegold
Dec 15, 2006 - 12:25am PT
ohhh no.. come back charlie..

Trad climber
Not in Southern California
Dec 15, 2006 - 12:36am PT
Hoping for your safe return Charlie and Christine.

Trad climber
Fruita, Colorado
Dec 15, 2006 - 01:49am PT
Charlie is a tough guy. He is also a free spirit. He might well have had a mood to take a strange turn up some valley or onto a ridge. Of the several hundred climbs I've done with him, I've always found him to be an utterly cool head and precise... not likely to make some kind of fundamental blunder. Let's let time play it out and keep them in our thoughts and prayers.

Pat Ament

Mountain climber
Jackson Hole Wyo.
Dec 15, 2006 - 01:53pm PT
Mountain friends,
All these posts are in good spirit, but I think we need action. There have been troubling things happening along the Tibetan border, underscored this fall's video showing would-be refugees gunned down by Chinese troops near Cho Oyu. Our community must bring this missing persons report to the attention of the State Department so Charlie's and Christine's name are on an official agenda. I am urging Phil Powers and the AAJ to become immediately involved, and have sent an e-mail to Al Read (Exum), currently out of the country, for any contact information he might have. Any other ideas for action, please get in touch with me: I'm not certain we should be at the point of mourning as much as investigating. Please write with ideas
Angus Thuermer
Jackson Hole

Mountain climber
Jackson Hole Wyo.
Dec 15, 2006 - 02:45pm PT
More info on Rock and Ice. Apparently international contact/efforts are underway.

Dec 15, 2006 - 04:25pm PT
just added to the nytimes website:
Jimmy Dunn

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, CO
Dec 16, 2006 - 11:08am PT
You and Christine come home safe, and Charlie, then you can tell me about Tibet. We've always had tons of good fun and good climbs. I miss you. Your friend, Jimmy

Telluride, CO
Dec 16, 2006 - 11:45am PT
Ron O, if you read this, call me. Been trying to get you for days... Terry @ Telluride Mountaineer 970.728.6736. Important!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Dec 16, 2006 - 12:34pm PT
Got it.

Please people,
if you want to help out DO NOT mail contributions to the search fund.


Funds must be wire transfered.

Big Wall climber
the Southwest
Dec 16, 2006 - 05:48pm PT
bump. Better keep this one up high.

It's starting to sound serious.
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Oakville, Ontario, Canada, eh?
Dec 16, 2006 - 06:43pm PT
Yikes! That sounds dire. What an incredibly remote region. I met Charlie once when he went zooming past me down the East Ledges of El Cap, showing me the Better Way down.

Hopes and prayers from Pete
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Dec 16, 2006 - 09:26pm PT
This time of year people are pretty strapped, but I'll be waiting at the bank door to wire three grand to the search effort (detailed info available in this thread).
The time to help is NOW or not at all.

Damon Johnston is co-ordinating the effort. Before I give contact info please note that he is NOT the person to contact for updates etc.
This is for people with useful info, help and so on.

970 728 8009

Our best hope now is that they are in jail.
The effort is sending teams to track and distribute flyers.
Please consider helping.

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Dec 17, 2006 - 12:48am PT
Damn, I'm with Bob, hopefully Charlie and Christine will turn up any day now. He's definitely got a spur-of-the-moment history so no telling what they may have decided to do. I shared a rope a few pitches with him back in the mid-'70s and my main partner Jim Tangen-Foster did the Diamond with him about the same time - no getting around him adding a lot of character to climbing.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Dec 17, 2006 - 08:32pm PT
The Fowler-Boskoff Search Fund

Well's Fargo acct. # 1736253632

Please consider wiring some $ tomorrow.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Dec 18, 2006 - 11:41am PT
Hopefully later today aircraft will be searching.

Please consider donating by wire transfer (no money, no aircraft. They don't do humanitarian work there.)

Social climber
Fargo, MN
Dec 18, 2006 - 12:25pm PT
Seems a couple calls to people with more money laying around may yield positive results. AAC member, insurance? He is so well known, maybe a few very large manf's could chip in - Black Diamond, Patagonia? I would gladly place the call myself, but I am so out of the loop. Just suggestions.

Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Dec 18, 2006 - 12:33pm PT
all already done or in progress.
AAC insurance only covers peaks under 6000m without a rider.
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