We are very sad to report that we lost two very good friends and amazing climbing partners. Yesterday morning Ben Horne and Gil Weiss’ bodies were found by the search team. They were putting up a first ascent of a new route on the South face of Palcaraju Oeste in Peru. We would like to say thank you to everyone who helped in the search effort in the many ways they could. We are proud to be part of such an unbelievable community.
These are two of the finest climbers we have ever known… embodying the spirit of the mountains with every thing they did. Many of us have had the honor of sharing in their love for the wilderness, and that lives on.
“My candle burns at both ends, it will not last the night, but oh my friends, and oh my foes, it gives a lovely light.” — Edna St. Vincent Millay
Some of our favorite Trip Reports by the guys:
We are helping to raise donations to offset the cost of search and recovery for the families.