Saying Goodbye

Last week I lost two of my climbing partners to a climbing accident in Peru.  I’ve shot photos of these guys in some crazy places, and some of the best adventures that I’ve been on were with them.  I’ve lost count of how many friends I’ve lost, but over two dozen is a safe guess.  It begs the question, are these sports that dangerous? Or are the people that I am friends with just pushing boundaries.  I know that they knew the risks, but did they really believe they were at risk?  I mean deep down?  We will never know, but as much as I feel sad that they are gone, it’s not because they didn’t live enough.  They lived more in their short lives than most people could live in 100 years.   I’m saddened because of what they could have done, and for the families that they left behind.    RIP Ben and Gil.