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From left, Tom Halverson, Kelly Raymond, Jim Wickwire and Ed Hommer. (photo taken before everest 2001 expedition launch)
Ed Hommer has been reportedly killed when he was hit by a falling rock while climbing Mt, Rainier  Monday on Disappointment Cleaver at the around 11,700 feet. You might recall Ed Hommer from his attempt on Everest in Autumn 2001.

Ed was training for his next attempt on Everest. Ed was a double amputee and a pilot for American Airlines. He had been climbing for over 20 years. He was 46 years young....

Jim Wickwire was the team leader on the Mt. Rainier climb.... Ed had climbed Denali 3 years ago after losing his legs to frostbite on Denali.

Read all about Ed and his dispatches from Everest in Autumn 2001 here.

"This isn't about (me),'' Hommer told the Duluth News Tribune in March. "This is about the capabilities of the human spirit and what any of us can accomplish.''

Ed Hommer 2001

 

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