Saturday, July 11, 2009
The climbing world suffered a great loss on July 5th when John Bachar was found dead at the base of the Dike Wall near his home in Mammoth Lakes, CA. John was one of the most prolific climber and free-soloist of our time and his many ground-breaking feats and accomplishments will be forever remembered within the climbing community. He is widely considered as one of the greatest rock climbers to have ever lived and has touched the lives of all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time. May he live on through the fond memories and incredible stories that will inevitably be told for many generations to come.
Here are a few videos to remember the man, the myth, the legend, John Bachar.
Posted by American Alpine Institute at 6:00 AM