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Erica soloing on the P3 of the Nutcracker 5.8 - we met her while getting ready to climb pitch 4. Seeing her solo this route was probably the most impressive part of our climb - August 22, 2004

Note: Less than a year after our encounter Erica Kutcher perished in an avalanche in the mountains of Pakistan. Only then I found out who and what an accomplished climber she was. She was 27. RIP.


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Hey Kris, 5.9?? I thought nutcracker was 5.8?? I also had a free solo climber pass me on it, but wasn't nearly as nice looking (at least to me)...
Posted Oct 11, 2004 12:05 am

ZzyzxRe: 5.9?

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John, you're right. I guess I wrote 5.9 because the 1st pitch variation we did was 5.9 - I can't find another explanation :)
Posted Oct 11, 2004 12:26 am



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Happiness and sadness all at once. Erika was quite a special person. I have some fun shots of her I might post up at some point. She was tons of fun and always left people smiling.
Posted Apr 13, 2007 2:47 am

ZzyzxRe: ahhh...

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I think you should Randy. I wish I'd had a chance to get to know her.
Posted Apr 13, 2007 11:34 pm



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shot. Brilliant atmosphere, we feel like being there with her !
Posted Jul 20, 2007 3:18 pm

lcarreauThat's way


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too young! Thanks for posting, Kris!
Posted Dec 10, 2007 12:51 pm

tanyaHow Sad


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Posted Feb 26, 2008 3:16 am

aaporikRe: How Sad


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She died while climbing in Pakistan around Trango Group. A great lost. God bless her soul.
Posted Sep 26, 2008 11:49 pm

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