Inspiration is unique to all of us.  To me Joe Puryear was truly an inspirational climber.  Joe and his partner David Gottlieb were killed while putting up a new route in Tibet while pursuing their 2010 Mugs Stump Award. Go here for a description of the accident.

Joe lived in Leavenworth.  I never had the opportunity to meet Joe.  I came across his climbing resume and was instantly blown away.  I was hoping to one day to see a slide show of his and feed off of his obvious energy. 

Our thoughts go out to all of those who knew and loved Joe and David.  Rest in Peace.

I will keep our members posted on any sort of fund that will be created to help with all the services that will follow.

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