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k.l.k


Jul 5, 2009, 7:33 PM
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Mammoth locals report that a local climber died in a soloing accident at Dike Wall.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=895790

The victim was John Bachar.




July 10: Supertopo has an evolving list of related threads, too many to link individually.

Some of the most important obituaries are linked below.

http://www.mountainsandwater.com/...2009-end-of-era.html
http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=48225
http://www.latimes.com/...ul08,0,7890954.story
http://www.guardian.co.uk/...-bacher-rock-climber
http://www.nytimes.com/...sports/09bachar.html


July 12:

http://www.bergsteigen.at/...ericht.aspx?ID=13341


July 15:

Friends and family have established a trust for Tyrus Bachar, 12, John's son. According to the family's lawyer:

"Donations can be mailed via Pay Pal using the email tbacharlivingtrust@gmail.com. For donations of any amount, please make checks payable to: Acopa USA/ TBLT, 2328 Jeanne Drive, Las Vegas, NV, 89108. Contributions can also be made at any Well’s Fargo Bank using the account name Tyrus Bachar Living Trust located at zip code 92626."

http://www.supertopo.com/..._id=896423&tn=60
http://www.supertopo.com/...html?topic_id=904291


July 16:

http://www.economist.com/...fm?story_id=14029915



July 22:

http://www.mammothtimes.com/content/view/134484/27/


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quiteatingmysteak


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Re: [k.l.k] soloist dies at dike wall, mammoth [In reply to]
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k.l.k wrote:
mammoth locals report that a local climber died in a soloing accident at dike wall.

http://www.supertopo.com/...html?topic_id=895790

Its been confirmed that the climber was none other than legend and all around awesome individual John Bachar. Seems so surreal, he's so invincible... my prayers to the hundreds of people who he has affected and influenced in his wonderfully full life.
Greg


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RIP

Our condolences to friends and family.


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It doesn't seem possible after all these years. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and all of those whose lives he touched.


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no.

RIP John. I always respected you.

This year is getting really bad.


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Ah, dammit. FrownFrownFrown


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Damn... my thoughts and prayers to John's Family and Friends.

RIP, John.Frown


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Wow, I'm shocked and stunned by this news. Being fairly new to climbing, I never had the chance to meet the man. From the words of those who knew him, he sounds like he was a wonderful man, and obviously a talented climber, and he will be missed by all of us. RIP John.


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Rest in peace

hero (we know you wouldn't really like this title but it's true)

you changed our world

truly

Rest in peace.


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I just got home from Yosemite and I'm completely shocked and sadden to hear this news.

My heart goes out to all his friends and family.

RIP JB!

Jason


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I never thought he'd fall. Just seemed like something that wouldn't happen. He was so strong.


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Seems that we are losng a few too many of the greats lately. Lesser lights will take their place and the greats will become immortalised. RIP JB.


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No no no, not another. Damn this is getting to regular.

What a life. He will be missed. RIP

My condolences to all that have been touched by John in his amazing life.


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He's always been a hero of mine. I had hoped to one day meet the man who had influenced so much of who I am.

RIP


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Definitely one of the greats. He was a forerunner in the generation that essentially made rockclimbing what it is today. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

May he rest in peace.


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k.l.k wrote:
Mammoth locals report that a local climber died in a soloing accident at Dike Wall.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=895790

The victim was John Bachar.

I guess I'll post the same comment here that I posted over at ST.

curt wrote:
Free soloing is always rolling the dice, but I always thought JB just had it dialed. I am so sorry to hear this.

Curt


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This is terrible news. May John rest in peace.


clausti


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this is so sad. condolences to his family. the world, especially the climbing world, is poorer without his presence. Frown

RIP john.


coolcat83


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RIP J.B., He gave so much to us.


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 This is a great loss to the climbing community. Frown My most sincere condolences to the family and friends .


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A legend has left us.

RIP John.

d.


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My condolences.


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Very tragic news, and my heart and prayers to his close friends and family.


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Wow. Speechless.

RIP JB. Sincerest condolences to family and friends.


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my condolences to family and friends. the climbing community has lost another cherished member.

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