Jonathan Wright, National Geographic cameraman, Buddhist and young father
known for his infectious laugh and kindness. Killed in the avalanche on Minya Konka October 13, 1980 Tibet. His three rope mates, Kim Schmitz, Yvon Chouinard, and Rick Ridgeway survived. He said just days before, “if this trip were over tomorrow, I have been fulfilled”.
Following account from Jack Turner’s ‘Teewinot’