Fatal Accident on Portlandby Nick King and Friends Sep/2010
This news story has been read 26,076 times
We have all met amazing characters within the world of climbing and we all know it's not just the climbs that make this sport so special, it's also the people we meet along the way.
Portland was one of Barry Humphreys' favourite climbing spots and has always been considered a fun place in the sun until last Saturday when his life was lost in an accident.
Barry was going through the bulge on Drag Racing Underground at Blacknor North when his foot placement dislodged a large amount of rock. As it fell the rock cut the rope, causing Barry to fall 15 metres directly onto the path. He was pronounced dead on arrival to the hospital having suffered massive internal injuries. There was nothing that could be done to prevent such a tragic accident.
Our thoughts are with his family and his girlfriend at this very hard time. He was loved by many and our lives have been changed forever. We will miss you.
Nick King on behalf of friends
Please be respectful with your comments.
There is a forum thread already discussing the accident here: UKC Forums
Our Friday Night Video this week is a beautifully filmed piece by actor, singer-songwriter and director Jared Leto. With stunning... Read more
Shawn Raboutou, 18, has repeated Monkey wedding and Spray of light, both ~8C, in Rocklands. Rumours have been... Read more
Adam Ondra is now back in Flatanger where he intends to work some of his remaining projects. On his way there he made a couple of... Read more
The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have announced their support of a proposal to add... Read more
This week's Friday Night Video isan insight into the mindset of Mina Leslie-Wujastyk and Katy Whittaker, as they grapple with... Read more