October 10, 2017

Carbondale Native Hayden Kennedy Among Dead in Montana Fatalities

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Photo: Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center

The avalanche fatalities from Montana have hit closer to home than originally thought. According to various reports, 27 year old Carbondale native and renowned climber Hayden Kennedy took his own life after unsuccessfully attempting to rescue his ski partner and girlfriend, Bozeman native Inge Perkins. The two were caught when they remotely triggered a slide on the ascent of Imp Peak in¬†Montana’s Madison Range.

Our thoughts are with our neighbors in the Roaring Fork Valley and our friends up in Bozeman. Winters early arrival is exciting, but the early snow has laid down what is sure to be a dangerous layer here and in snowpacks across the west. Stay safe, friends.

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About the Author

1. Ed Dujardin
After moving out west for college, Ed took summer school so he could spend winters in Crested Butte. These days, he coaches the Western State Colorado University Freeride Team, and spends as much time as he can fishing the incredible rivers of the area.