Mario Richard, husband of climber and BASE jumper Steph Davis, died Sunday after a BASE jumping accident in Italy. The pair had been in Arco, climbing and jumping, when the accident occurred. He was 47.
The exact cause of the accident has yet to be determined and Moab BASE Adventures, Richard and Davis’s amateur BASE jumping outfit, have yet to make a statement.
Richard made his first jump in 1991 at Bridge Day at the New River Gorge. Over the course of his career, he executed over 7,000 skydives and 2,000 BASE jumps.