A man in top climbers from the world committed suicide after girlfriend was killed in avalanche


The woman. Inge Perkins, 23, was buried 3 feet under the avalanche measuring 150 feet by 300 feet. Kennedy, hailed as one of the world’s greatest alpinists, was only partially buried and managed to dig himself out and search for Perkins. He was unable to find her. He left a note with “incredibly clear directions for where to find her” in lieu of calling 911. After, Kennedy committed suicide at his home in Bozeman.

Rescue team searching

His girlfriend’s body was recovered by the Gallatin County Search & Rescue at the base of Mt. Imp on October 9th. Hayden Kennedy had recently moved to Bozeman to work towards his EMT certification, while Perkins was enrolled in the Montana State University, where she was studying mathematics and education. Perkins loved climbing and skiing around the world. The  footwear company SCARPA wrote on their Facebook, “These two young adventurers inspired us all to push our limits and most importantly, have fun doing it.” Kennedy has long been one of the top climbers in the world.


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