A world-renowned mountaineer leaves emotional words before taking his own life

Rare | 9/5/2017 | Zuri Davis
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World-renowned mountain climber Hayden Kennedy committed suicide shortly after his girlfriend died in an avalanche.

Kennedy, 27, and girlfriend Inge Perkins, 23, accidentally triggered an avalanche while skiing at Imp Peak in Bozeman, Mont. Perkins was buried 3 feet under the snow. Kennedy was able to dig himself out, as he was only partially buried. Unable to find Perkins in the avalanche, Kennedy was forced to abandon the search and left the area.

Doug - Chabot - Director - Gallatin - National

Doug Chabot, director of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center, reported that Kennedy left “incredibly clear directions” for searchers to find Perkins and returned to his home, where he took his own life.

“Hayden survived the avalanche but not the unbearable loss of his partner in life,” his parents said in a statement.

Kennedy - Entry - Evening - Sends

Before Kennedy passed, he wrote a heartbreaking entry in the Evening Sends...
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