Fatal Accident on Portland

Barry with friends on Kalymnos  © UKC News
Barry with friends on Kalymnos

Barry climbing in Ceuse  © UKC News
Barry climbing in Ceuse

The loss of our best friend

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

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There is a forum thread already discussing the accident here: UKC Forums

Barry bouldering in PD  © UKC News
Barry bouldering in PD

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27 Sep, 2010
I am terribly sorry
27 Sep, 2010
I too am terribly sorry to hear this. All my thoughts are with friends and family.
27 Sep, 2010
Very sad to hear this. Climbed with Barry several years back in Kalymnos. He was a very energetic and likeably soul. Commiserations to family and friends. Cheers Tim
27 Sep, 2010
I met Barry this summer and was lucky enough to spend some time climbing with him. Such a top bloke and great climber, very sad news.
27 Sep, 2010
I never me the guy, but ti's always sad to hear of people losing their life in such a way. My thoughts go out to his family and loved ones.
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