Hayden Kennedy Wiki: Girlfriend, Suicide, & Facts to Know
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Right now people are mourning the loss of Hayden Kennedy and Inge Perkins. The 27-year-old decided to end his life after losing his girlfriend in a Montana avalanche. If you want to know more about the renowned climber, then take a look at our Hayden Kennedy wiki.

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Hayden Kennedy’s Wiki

Kennedy grew up in Carbondale, Colorado and was born to Julie and Michael Kennedy, a Climbing Magazine editor for over two decades. He was working on his EMT certification and was known for hiking the Southeast Ridge in Patagonia’s Cerro Torre in 2012. Inge Perkins graduated with a bachelor’s in mathematics and education from Montana State University. Kennedy was famously known for hiking the Southeast Ridge in Patagonia’s Cerro Torre in 2012.

Hayden Kennedy and Inge Perkins

Hayden Kennedy and his girlfriend, Inge Perkins went skiing on Imp Peak in the Southern Madison Range on Saturday (October 7). Unfortunately, an avalanche was triggered in a steep, narrow gulley about 10,000 feet above sea level. Perkins, who was also an established mountaineer, was buried by the 150-foot-wide slide. Kennedy was partially buried in the snow, but somehow escaped and sought out help for his girlfriend.

How Did Hayden Kennedy Die?

In Memory of Hayden Kennedy ⠀ ⠀ It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our friend, Ambassador and true brother of the BD tribe, Hayden Kennedy. ⠀ ⠀ To say Hayden was a talented climber would be an understatement. To say he was one of the world’s best climbers is closer to the truth, yet even those words fall flat and fail miserably at truly describing what Hayden—or HK as we called him—really represented in our sport. He was, with all intents and purposes, a climber who transcended barriers. From high-end 5.14 sport routes at his home crag in Rifle, Colorado, to 5.14 trad lines in the Creek, to the first fair means ascent of Cerro Torre’s Southeast Ridge in Patagonia with Jason Kruk, or his first ascent with Kyle Dempster and Josh Warton on the south face of the Ogre in Pakistan. ⠀ ⠀ Yet, even that run-on list of incredible achievements hardly captures the whole picture. In truth, trying to share the full breadth of HK’s transcendental abilities in the vertical world, which he effortlessly cultivated in a mere 27 years, is impossible. ⠀ ⠀ But to be clear, he was by no means an elitist. In fact, as if born from a different generation, HK was a staunch believer in walking the walk, not talking the talk. You couldn’t find him on social media, and until a few years ago he clung to his malfunctioning, archaic flip phone as if it was a crucial piece to his rack. In short, HK climbed to climb, not to spray. And it was the moments in the mountains that mattered most to him, not “instatweetingmyfacegram” as he would often joke with his friends. ⠀ ⠀ HK’s depth went well beyond climbing, however. In high school he played the sax, and recently he applied that musical theory to the guitar while recovering from a torn ACL in his hometown of Carbondale, Colorado. He diligently practiced during the length of that winter’s recovery, and soon had a repertoire of songs that hinted at his eclectic tastes in music. From old school country to classic rock, to German electronica, he absorbed it all with the same ease that he applied to his climbing. Alpine, sport, trad; country, metal, folk. To HK, it was all good. ⠀ ⠀ …Continued in comments…

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Kennedy was found dead in his home on Sunday in an apparent suicide. Two weeks ago, he posted on the blog Evening Sends that he saw several friends die in mountains over recent years, “I’ve realised something painful. It’s not just the memorable summits and crux moves that are fleeting. Friends and climbing partners are fleeting, too.” He further added, “This is the painful reality of our sport, and I’m unsure what to make of it. Climbing is either a beautiful gift or a curse.”

statement released by his family stated, “Hayden survived the avalanche but not the unbearable loss of his partner in life.” They called their son “an uncensored soul whose accomplishments as a mountaineer were always secondary to his deep friendships and mindfulness.”

Black Diamond equipment, who sponsored Kennedy, issued a statement on Facebook, “To say Hayden was a talented climber would be an understatement. To say he was one of the world’s best climbers is closer to the truth, yet even those words fall flat and fail miserably at truly describing what Hayden—or HK as we called him—really represented in our sport. He was, with all intents and purposes, a climber who transcended barriers. From high-end 5.14 sport routes at his home crag in Rifle, Colorado, to 5.14 trad lines in the Creek, to the first fair means ascent of Cerro Torre’s Southeast Ridge in Patagonia with Jason Kruk, or his first ascent with Kyle Dempster and Josh Warton on the south face of the Ogre in Pakistan.”

 
 
 
 

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