Avid Yosemite climber died shortly after his girlfriend Jainee Dial accepted his wedding proposal.

May 2013 Brad Parker is shown climbing Super Crack Photo Jerry Dodrill

May 2013 Brad Parker is shown climbing Super Crack Photo Jerry Dodrill

Brad Parker, 36, died in a fall on Saturday, Aug. 16 after falling from Matthes Crest in Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite, Calif. Parker was attempting to free-solo the Matthes Crest Traverse 5.7, 150 m that traverses for over a kilometre.

Parker and Dial had climbed the nearby Cathedral Peak a few hours earlier. He had proposed to Dial on the summit of Cathedral and then h ran the remaining distance to Matthes Crest.

Other climbers witnessed Parker fall about 5:45 p.m.. Rangers hiked in and located Parker’s body, remaining with it overnight before a helicopter retrieved it the next day.

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Parker’s death was the second climbing death in Yosemite this year, the typical average annually.

Parker was a keen climber, surfer and yoga instructor.

Source: CBC News


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