Recovery Crew Remove Body from Peak in Southern China
Seattle, WA - Sept. 27, 2007 – The body of one of the country’s foremost
female climbers, Christine Boskoff, was removed from Genyan Peak in the Sichuan
Province of China. The search and recovery team led by Mountain Madness, the
Seattle-based adventure guide company owned by Boskoff, removed her body last
Thursday from the peak.
Boskoff and her climbing partner Charlie Fowler, also an accomplished
high-altitude mountain climber, perished in an avalanche last November. Fowler’s
body was recovered a month later, but Boskoff remained missing until summer
2007. The recovery effort to remove her body was hampered until recently due to
poor weather conditions and hazardous rock fall.
“In such a beautiful and pristine place one can only imagine that Chris and
Charlie’s last few days were among the best in their rich and adventurous lives
as climbers,” said Mark Gunlogson, president of Mountain Madness. “It was a
difficult journey but one that will hopefully bring Chris’ family peace.”
Gunlogson, along with a team of local Tibetan and Chinese climbers completed the
final recovery. Boskoff’s remains were cremated in a Buddhist ceremony in China
and will be returned to her native Wisconsin, where her final resting place will
be in the family plot in Sheboygan next to her father.
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