Thrown rock killed climbing leader in Wyoming

Friday, 17 August 2007
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Outside Blog posted today information about the death Pete Absolon, Rocky Mountain regional director of the National Outdoor Leadership School who died last weekend.

He was climbing when he was accidentally hit in the head with a rock and instantly killed.

The investigation and police report said that an unnamed 23-year-old Wyoming man accidentally killed Pete Absolon, last weekend when he threw a 15- to 20-pound rock over the side of the 700-foot cliff.

Absolon began working at the school as an instructor in 1990. He is survived by his wife, Molly, and a young daughter.

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David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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