Charlie Fowler´s body found

by Mick Ryan Mount Genyen, China The body of the American alpinist Charlie Fowler, 52,has been found on a remote peak in the Genyen Region of China. The body of his partner Christine Boskoff, 38, has not yet been located. See the earlier news report at UKClimbing.com further down this page. This from the fowlerboskoff.blogspot.com On December 27, 2006, a body, mostly buried in the snow, was spotted at 1:30pm (China time) by a Chinese member of one of the Field Search Teams. The location is at an approximate altitude of 5300m (17,388 feet), 3 hours above Lenggu Monastery in the Genyen Region. The body is currently unidentified and is not confirmed to be either Fowler or Boskoff. Details of the sighting include modern climbing equipment, blue gaitors, and grey boots. The U.S. Consulate in Chengdu, China has notified both of the families. It also reported that cooperation by the Chinese authorities has helped immensely to maintain an accelerated effort by all parties involved. The plan now is for additional Field Search Teams to return to the same area to confirm the identity of the body and to look for additional climbers and/or evidence. On December 28, 2006, the body found on December 27, 2006 was confirmed to be that of Charlie Fowler and for the tie being is being brought down to Lengu Monastery. It appears that the cause is an avalanche. Fowler was not wearing a harness nor was he roped. He was wearing crampons and a large pack, indicating that the intent was to establish a high basecamp. At this point in the search, there is no evidence of Boskoff. The weather in the search area has changed to snow. On December 29, 2006, the Field Commander determined that the area where Fowler?s body was found has become too hazardous for the established teams to continue the search for Boskoff. The FBSC (Fowler Boskoff Search Fund) concurred, halting the search. The search will resume in the spring. News headlinesBrowse 3 months of news No more recent news… January 2007: Lakes Winter Conditions Recent Accidents in Coire an-t-Sneachda Rescue Team in New Search BMC / MCofS International Winter Meet – Hosts Needed Silvi Fitzpatrick Climbs Her First 8b Accident at the Westway Sports Centre climbing wall Help to save Longstone Edge Cold Wind Heats Up Action On God´s Own Rock Inaugural Birmingham Mountain Film Festival moves nearer Three Peaks Africa: Margherita, Mt.Kenya, Kilimanjaro Bradford Washburn dies at 96 Comment by Adrian Berry on Blind Vision Macleod repeats Blind Vision Seventh Kandersteg Ice Climbing Festival The Splat Calculator g = 9.8 m/s^2 Major New Link-Up on Cerro Torre Climbing magazine and Urban Climber Magazine Join Forces South Face of Lhotse in Winter Birmingham Mountain Film Festival – UKC Competition Leo Houlding´s mentor….Sir Chris Bonington? Ice Climbing Ecrins Festival 2007 Sheffield Adventure Film Forum is Back Stunning Recent Inversion Photos in the UKC Photo Gallery Solo in Winter on Piz Badile Fred Nicole Repeats Sharma´s Witness The Fitness Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team Need a Landrover British Bouldering Team in Top Gear Tremadog Revival – Can You Help? Petzl Roctrip Kalymnos Video and Report Charlie Fowler´s body found December 2006: Bracey and Bullock climb new mixed route on Point Lachenal, Mt. Blanc du Tacul McAleese and Turner ´The Good, The Bad and the Ugly!´ Rich Simpson retires from climbing Hari Berger killed by ice collapse Online Climbing Shops – Busy Busy Fowler, Boskoff Missing in Tibet Cairngorm fatality Fatality on Mount Hood, Oregon John Redhead – One For the Crow Auction Ken Wilson´s Classic Rock Update Dave Graham third ascent of A Muerte 9a NUMC get naked for EMRT The works at the Works Altitude Illness Registry Established Sharma, Planet Fear Quiz, Kids Climbing The Climbing Works Opens Tomorrow Chris Sharma repeats La Rambla Fr 9a+ Edu Marin repeats La Rambla, 9a+ November 2006: ACE…Moffat, Moon, Smith, Landman and now Earl! Fidel Castro and Cuban Climbers Neil Dyer, more lunchbreak ascents on slate CC Gogarth Guide – Where is it? Bouldering News: Landman, Earl, Hocking, Chapman BMC Energised – Progress Made and More To Come. A New Yosemite Emerges Climbing community mourns loss of two fellow climbers Moon climbs sit start to Voyager, Font 8b+ Two climbers missing in Cairngorms Kendal Mountain Film Festival Results Nick Smith Wins Best Climbing Photo at Kendal Charles Lind´s An Afterclap of Fate wins Boardman-Tasker 10 Climbers Missing in Nepal Slate Hard Work Continues Can´t see the rock for the trees? 9a by Adam Ondra Stanage Forum meeting Leo Houlding and Dean Potter Repeat Bold Half Dome Route BMC sponsored Kendal Discothéque Silvia Fitzpatrick climbs 8a+ in the Costa Blanca How To Check Your Harness Gravity Magazine Turns Shade of Green Banff Mountain Book Festival Winners 2006 First Winter Route of the Year Todmorden Youth On Fire October 2006 headlines…