Dash, Copp and Johnson missing in China

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Climbers Micah Dash, Jonny Copp and Wade Johnson have gone missing in a remote part of the Western Sichuan Province in China. They've not been heard from since the 20th, and missed their flight home on June 3. They were attempting a new route on Mt. Edgar, and reports out of China are of an avalanch that may have swept the climbers off the mountain.

I've never met Jonny Copp or Wade Johnson, but have met and enjoyed speaking with Micah. He is also good friends with several close friends of mine here in NH, in AZ and in PA. Nick Martino is en route to China with Eric Decaria. I'm crossing my fingers and sending prayers for Micah and his friends safe return, and wishing Nick and Eric luck. Go find them!

For those interested, news is being posted here, and please help and make a donation for the search/recovery of these inspirational climbers.