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The Mountains Take a Friend

June 8, 2009

We bouldered together, ran some trails, stared at the clouds and enjoyed a few local brews… I didn’t spend much time with Jonny Copp when our paths crossed in the Rockies back in the 90s, but it was enough to be forever inspired by his incredible zest for the mountains, mountain people and mountain adventure. Last week, Jonny Copp and his climbing partner Micah Dash, and photographer Wade Davis, were reported missing in the Chinese Himalaya. Over the weekend, Copp’s body was discovered at 4000m below Mount Edgar. The search effort continues for Dash and Davis.

In his day to day life, and through his stories, his photography and the Adventure Film Festival that he launched and directed, Copp energized and illuminated the world around him.

Thank you Jonny. May you forever rest in peace.

Copp’s friends and family at the Adventure Film office are posting regular updates while coordinating the search and rescue effort. Here is a link to a recent story in the Boulder Daily Camera about the missing climbers.

Brian Mohr
Moretown, VT


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