In May of 2009, Jonny Copp, Micah Dash, and Wade Johnson were killed by an avalanche while on a climbing expedition in China's Sichuan province. We have written before about the number of different ways people are remembering them. Boulder's Adventure Film Festival is held every year in honor of Copp. The American Alpine Club offers the Copp-Dash Inspire Awards for climbers who are looking for help with funding and to share their expeditions via multimedia. Applications can be submitted for those awards now. In the latest Wild Love video, Sara Close shares how Copp's death affected her and how she's moving forward.
Wild Love is a series from Emily Nuchols and Andy Maser that explores people who have a love for adventure, each other, and an insatiable love for living. Previous episodes profiled climber Timmy O'Neill, Jake Norton and Wende Valentine, and ultrarunner Krissy Moehl.