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brenwhelan


Jul 14, 2007, 6:18 AM

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Latest - Michael Reardon missing in Ireland?
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A friend of the climber missing off Valentia Island has confirmed that the man is 36-year-old Michael Reardon, who was set to return to the United States today.

Con Moriarty, whose house Mr Reardon was staying in, said the famous climber was just standing on a ledge, west of Valentia Coast Guard Station when he was hit by a wave and then slipped.

He had completed a short climb just before he was struck by a wave. The alarm was raised shortly after 5pm yesterday.

Mr Moriarty said he was unable to get himself out of the sea. Mr Reardon had spent the last month in Ireland with a photographer, who was taking pictures of Mr Reardon climbing for an US magazine.

Mr Reardon's wife Marci and his 13-year-old daughter are on their way to Ireland and are set to arrive here tomorrow morning.


He is understood to be one of the leading free solo climbers in the world.

The term applies to climbers who do not use equipment to scale great heights.


(This post was edited by brenwhelan on Jul 14, 2007, 6:21 AM)



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