I just had word sent to me that American climbers Charlie Fowler and Christine Boskoff have gone missing in Tibet. The two climbers have been in the Himalayas for most of the Fall, and even completed a first ascent on Yala Peak. According to this report on the Aplinist newswire, the pair were traveling in the Genyen area of Tibet in early November, and were planning an assault on an unnamed peak in the region. They went overdue on November 25, and were suppose to catch a flight home on December 4.
A search party has been formed, and perliminary searchs are already underway in Litang, a town they were last known to have visted. Today a blog has been started to help keep the climbing community informed of the search teams effort, as well as for taking donations to help fund the search process.
I’ll post more as it becomes known.
Edit: Here are instructions for sending donations. Be generous. It tis the season:
Telluride Mountainfilm has opened a new account under its non-profit umbrella to accept tax deductible donations. The account is titled The Fowler-Boskoff Search Fund. It is a Wells Fargo account and the account number is 1736253632. All checks should be made to Mountainfilm in order to qualify for tax deductibility.
Checks can be deposited at Telluride’s Wells Fargo drop box next to its ATM in the Wintercrown Building breezeway or at the Wells Fargo branch in Mountain Village. Checks should reference the account name and/or number.
Checks will also be accepted at the Mountainfilm office at 109 East Colorado Avenue (above The Toggery) or may be mailed to Mountainfilm, PO Box 1088, Telluride, CO 81435.
The Wells Fargo routing code for in-coming wires to the Fowler-Boskoff Search Fund is 121000248.