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Puryear Fund Will Assist Family

Posted on: November 15th, 2010 by Luke Bauer

Prolific Alaskan and Himalayan first ascensionist, guidebook author and AAC member Joe Puryear died October 27 while climbing Labuche Kang (7367m) in Tibet. He and partner David Gottlieb were ascending a ridge when a cornice collapsed under Joe, and he fell to his death (further information in our October 28, 2010 post). There is now a donation fund that will support Joe’s family with recovering his body.

Donations to Joe’s family can be made via Paypal by clicking the “Donate” button on the upper left of this page or by mailing a check (payable to: “The Joe Puryear Donation Account”):

Key Bank
Attn: Danielle Grubenhoff
100 7th St.
PO Box 657
Zillah, WA 98953

You may also visit any Key Bank location and inform the teller that you would like to donate to “The Joe Puryear Donation Account.”

On behalf of Michelle, Gail and Shirley Puryear, Tash and Ben Summit, and all of Joe’s friends, thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide. Remembrances have been posted on Joe’s Facebook Page and at

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