Image

Dropped: the Death of Peter Absolon

Image

For exclusive access to all of our fitness, gear, adventure, and travel stories, plus discounts on trips, events, and gear, sign up for Outside+ today and save 20 percent.

In the January 2008 issue of Outside, writer Alan Prendergast investigates the death of Peter Absolon, the Rocky Mountain Director of NOLS. High in the Wind River Range of Wyoming, in a flash of catastrophic bad luck, Absolon lost everything—without making one wrong move. In this mountain tragedy, nature was not to blame, and all was not as it seemed. Here, learn how you can contribute to the Peter Absolon Memorial Fund and share your thoughts on the tragedy in our blog comments section.


Share Your Thoughts


Tell us what you think. Should trundlers be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law when a death or injury results from their actions?

Click Here to Comment

The Peter Absolon Memorial Fund

If you’d like to make a contribution to The Peter Absolon Memorial Fund, checks should be made out and mailed to:

The Peter Absolon Memorial Fund
Bank of the West
303 Main Street
Lander, WY 82520

sms