Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Sunday, 12.21.2014
Classifieds
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
 8  9  10  11  12  13  14
 15  16  17  18  19  20  21
 22  23  24  25  26  27  28
 29  30  31
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local




Members Of



Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Jul 19,2007
Climber Michael Reardon, 42, believed dead
by UPI

KNIGHTSTOWN, Ireland -- World renowned free solo rock climber Michael Reardon is believed dead after he was swept out to sea by a rogue wave off the coast of Ireland.

Rearden, 42, a native of Oak Park, Calif., disappeared into the sea on Ireland's southwest coast after completing two climbs on the small island of Valentia, The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.

"It was just another day of climbing on Atlantic sea cliffs in Ireland with Mike," photographer Damon Corso said. "Mike took me around the bottom of Wireless Point to an inlet merely 15 feet above the roaring Atlantic."

Corso told the Times Rearden he "was waiting on an algae-covered platform for the big swells to pass by so that he could walk back over to me on the opposite side of the inlet. A rogue wave came into the inlet and curved rightwards as it crashed into Mike.

"He tried to stabilize himself on the platform but the water was too powerful and sucked him in."

"A lot of what he did just seemed unfathomable," Tom Bristow, a close friend and climber, told The Times. "He had an incredible athleticism. But probably more outstanding than the physical capability was the inconceivable mental focus.

"He loved life and he expressed it through climbing."

Copyright © 2007, by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

1174 times read

Related news
Jellyfish wipe out N. Ireland salmon by UPI posted on Nov 22,2007

Rogue wave rips 49-foot sailboat apart by UPI posted on Apr 09,2007

Can Orange parades become tourist lure? by UPI posted on Nov 30,2007

Returns indicate Ireland rejects EU treaty by UPI posted on Jun 13,2008

Killings must not revive hostilities in Northern Ireland by The San Diego Union-Tribune posted on Mar 18,2009

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 21 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County
Fairgrounds

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum

Advertisements



Deschutes County

Google  
  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
Advertisement
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?