Tommy Caldwell benefit for Dash, Copp and Johnson - Estes Park - June 12, 2009


Photo courtesy of Tommy Caldwell


Tommy Caldwell is fundraising to help efforts to recover the bodies of Wade Johnson, 24, of Arden Hills, Minnesota and Jonny Copp, 35, of Boulder, Colo. from southwestern China. Micah Dash, 30, is still missing. The trio were attempting a climb of Mount Edgar in the Sichuan province of China. The fundraiser is Friday, June 12, 2009 at 8 p.m. at the Estes Park Mountain Shop. Caldwell will present "For the Love of Climbing: Adventures in Patagonia and on El Capitan." Johnson worked for Sender Films of Boulder. Copp and Dash were both professional climbers. They were also experienced alpinists. Climbers Steve Su, Pete Takeda have joined Nick Martino and Eric Decaria to help the efforts of the Chinese search team to find Dash. Estes Park Mountain Shop is located at 2050 Big Thompson Avenue in Estes Park, just west of Lyons about 25 minutes. The phone number is 970-586-6548.