Tragic News – Accident in the Alps

by Franco Cookson Yesterday afternoon Ian Jackson, 19, of Guisborough, fell in a sport climbing accident, whilst threading a chain at Les Gaillands crag in Chamonix. He died in the helicopter on the way to Geneva hospital. Ian was an experienced climber and was emerging as a talented Alpinist. He had a bright future ahead of him and was about to start a Geography degree at Bangor University this September. His eternal optimism and complete lack of ego will be a great loss to the climbing community. Ian will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Thanks Ian for the last two weeks of great climbing and company out in Cham. Franco, Will, Luke, Tom, Tom, Felix, Big Ian and Moe Ian Jackson was a valued member of the UKC community.His loss will be felt.We at UKC offer our condolences to his family and friends in this difficult time. In Memoriam: Ian Jackson