Update 8/15/2003: The private search has been halted without
Our prayers are with Yves, his friends and family...
Update 8/12/2003: Yves LaForest, Michel Bastien and the French lady with them
have not been found. We are told, the family does not want to give up the
search, donations can be given to TD Canada Trust in Canada or at most large
outdoor equipment stores in Montreal, Sherbrooke and Quebec City, including,
Blacks Camping: 3525 Queen Mary Rd. or 1101 Laurier Ave. W. Le Yéti: 5190 St.
Laurent Blvd. La Cordée: 2159 Ste. Catherine St. E. Mountain Equipment Co-op:
On Saturday rescuers found lifejackets
that were "buckled"; we all hope it was a sign!
No bodies have been found, and the British Columbia RCMP
have apparently given up the search. A private search is now underway...
Our prayers are with Yves and his friends and climbers...
The previous update is below...
Yves LaForest, alpinist, engineer,
motivational speaker, author and educator, born in
Montreal, Quebec, March 26, 1956, B. Sc. A. Mechanical
Engineering, Sherbrooke University, 1979 has gone
missing. Yves is best known for being the first Everest
summiter from Quebec.
According to reports, Yves and two others kayakers went
missing while going down the Incomappleux River.
Michel Bastien, another mountain climber, Yves LaForest, and
another in July left to climb Mt Hope for cancer. After reaching the summit
they started down the Incomappleux River.
Searches are underway...
For more on Yves LaForest see
his page on
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