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gblauer
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Jun 15, 2010, 6:49 PM
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It's time to separate the thread about the accident at the New.

"A Midlothian woman died after falling about 65 feet in a rock-climbing accident Saturday in West Virginia, authorities said yesterday.

Karen Feher, 33, had reached the top of a climb in the Kaymoor Buttress area of New River Gorge National River when she fell about 4:30 p.m., said New River Gorge acting chief ranger Chuck Noll.

Feher had secured herself to anchors at the top of a sandstone cliff just before she fell, Noll said. "The fall was caused when a piece of equipment failed due to a rigging error," he said. "



Karen,

I didn't know you, but we share a passion for our children and rock climbing. Rest in Peace.

Gail

My Condolences to Karen's family, her children Ellianna Nicole and Aaron Joseph and her friends.


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moose_droppings


Jun 15, 2010, 7:33 PM
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thank you for starting this thread.

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Karen. I hope peace finds its way into your lives during this trying time.


Partner j_ung


Jun 15, 2010, 7:36 PM
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I feel confident in saying that all of us in the climbing community here at the New feel horrible about this accident. I didn't know Karen either, but we're joined in some way by our love of climbing. Rest in peace, Karen.


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Jun 16, 2010, 1:45 PM
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Eric Hörst posted this on facebook -- Yesterday I heard about the climbing fatality at the New...but I didn't want to comment at the time. But now that I've seen this video (below), I must pass it on. So sad, yet Jay (the husband's) faith is so amazing and inspiring....http://www.wtvr.com/news/wtvr-midlothian-rock-climbing-death-west-virginia20100614,0,6462829.story.

My heart and prayers are with Jay and her two kids.


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Jun 16, 2010, 2:34 PM
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http://www.wtvr.com/...0614,0,6462829.story

Clicky

Very sad.


mike_devildog


Jun 16, 2010, 5:38 PM
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Thoughts and prayers to Karen up above! Her husband shows great faith! Truly great!..RIP Karen


aclimbinfool


Jun 16, 2010, 6:11 PM
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Here's a pic i took at old Rag Va, a few winters ago.
We will all miss Karen Feher for the way she honored the mountains, and the dignity she brought to climbing. RIP
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Jun 17, 2010, 4:26 AM
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Jay, You and your family are in my prayers.


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my condolences to friends and family.


jitterbugclimb


Jun 19, 2010, 6:56 AM
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This breaks my heart. Jay gave me my first lead belay almost ten years ago at the Manchester Wall. Any given day, you could find Karen, Jay, and the kids at Peak, having a great time. It was always inspiring to see how they managed having a family and climbing at the same time. Always so kind.

Jay, I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.


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Back when I was just starting out, Karen, J, and Ben invited me to rope up with them. I partnered up with Karen and she did nothing short of kick my butt (which she has done countless times since then). Always a strong, confident, safe, and inspiring climber, simply an amazing human being.

Watching the slideshows of her life, Pete put it very well... "she really killed it!" And she did. Karen and her family have climbed, hiked, and explored all over the United States, and she did so with a huge grin on her face the whole time. Most people can only hope to live half the life she did in her short 33 years. She's an inspiration to us all, and inspires me to start taking the huge bites of life that I thought I no longer had the stomach for.

Thank you Karen.


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Jul 17, 2010, 1:12 AM
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aclimbinfool wrote:
Here's a pic i took at old Rag Va, a few winters ago.
We will all miss Karen Feher for the way she honored the mountains, and the dignity she brought to climbing. RIP



I`m sorry for asking.(Re: Pic on Front page)

RIP sister.


Gmburns2000


Jul 17, 2010, 7:32 AM
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Very sad.

Rest in peace.


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