BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — An accomplished climber who took his own life after his girlfriend died in a southwestern Montana avalanche left directions to lead a recovery team to her body.
The parents of 27-year-old Hayden Kennedy of Carbondale, Colorado said he survived Saturday’s avalanche, but “not the unbearable loss of his partner in life,” 23-year-old Inge Perkins of Bozeman.READ MORE: Debris, Rising Water Rush Along Black Creek As Flash Flood Warnings Plague Glen Haven, Cameron Peak Fire Burn Area
Doug Chabot with the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center says Kennedy did not call 911 to report the slide. His body was found Sunday in Bozeman.READ MORE: CDOT Says Drivers Should Pack A Few Extra Things While Traveling This Summer
Chabot says Kennedy left an “incredibly detailed and well-thought-out note” that included the GPS coordinates of where the slide happened.MORE NEWS: Company Says GPS Showed Where Stolen Truck Was Yet Victims Say Aurora Police Showed Little Interest
Just two weeks earlier, Kennedy had written on a climbing blog that he had watched too many friends die in the mountains over the last few years.