Even days after hearing the horrific news, analyzing the avalanche report, crying alone on the couch, and spending a long day in the mountains in reflection, I have not been able to even begin processing the death of Ben Parsons in an avalanche in Glacier National Park.
Perhaps I will have something more eloquent to add to the outpouring of memories and grief, but for now, all I can say is that Ben was one of a kind, a great athlete but a hundred times greater human. I am heartbroken for his family and the community. He wasn't supposed to die in the mountains. It could have been me on hundreds of occasions.
To all he touched, we will get through this together.
|Miss you, Benny.|