On June 13, Alberta climber Travis TenHove died after a fall on Mount Andromeda, he was 28. His climbing partner Philip Setter has started a fundraiser for TenHove’s family here.
Setter wrote on the fundraiser page: “He named his son in honour after Jess Roskelley who also unfortunately lost his life in a climbing accident not 30 minutes away from where Travis did.” Roskelley died in a fall on Howse Peak in spring 2019 with David Lama and Hansjorg Auer.
“Travis was an adventurous, outgoing man who loved his family and adored his wife and young son,” says the official obituary here. “Travis had an evident zest for life and thrived in finding and excelling at any new hobby. He loved sharing his excitement for these hobbies with old and new friends. He could often be found adventuring outside as a young boy, which carried into his adulthood. When not exploring his own backyard, wherever that may be, he could be found searching other corners of the earth for beauty and experiences. One of his great adventures was impacting lives at Camp Homewood on the coast of B.C. There he spent his time surfing, snorkeling, and sailing. After moving back to Central Alberta, he met the love of his life and partner in adventure, Megan.”
For those seeking support after an accident or death in the mountains, consider reaching out to the Climbing Grief Fund who “evolves the conversation around grief and trauma in the climbing, alpinism and ski mountaineering community and connects individuals to effective mental health professionals and resources.”
Our deepest condolences to TenHove’s family and friends.