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Justin Ibershoff Biography
An experienced climber fell off a 95-foot cliff and died in Death Valley National Park in California.
Justin Ibershoff, 38, was descending Deimos Canyon on Saturday when he stepped on a loose rock and caused a rock slide, according to the National Park Service.
The rockslide pushed Ibershoff past two of his climbing partners and onto the brink of a dry drop.
His body was recovered Sunday by an Inyo County search and rescue team and a California Highway Patrol helicopter.
Ibershoff was descending Deimos Canyon on Saturday when he apparently stepped on a loose rock and triggered a rockslide, according to the National Park Service
Authorities advised climbers to avoid the upper section of Deimos County because the rockslide left it unstable.
The six friends who were climbing with Ibershoff had used an emergency beacon to alert authorities immediately after he fell, but when they found him he was already dead.
Ibershoff, who lived in Los Angeles, was described by his loved ones as a “very experienced” gunner and a longtime member of the Rim of the World Climbing Club (ROWCC).
The amateur climbing club paid tribute to Ibershoff in a Facebook post on Monday.
“Justin has been an active member for many years and made many friends during that time,” the statement read.
Justin is not only an accomplished climber, but also a lover of the great outdoors and nature.
“ He was an active mountaineer, gunner, peak gatherer, split boarder, and spent a lot of time romping through the Eastern Sierra. ”
ROWCC President Brad MacArthur remembered Ibershoff as ‘one of the nicest people I have ever met, one of the safest rock climbers I knew, and an overall good human being’
ROWCC President Brad MacArthur recalled Ibershoff as ‘one of the nicest people I’ve ever met, one of the safest climbers I’ve ever met, and an overall good human being.’
“ He’s calm and humble, but when that sneering grin was on his face, you knew he was going to say something funny with his subtle, dry sense of humor, ” MacArthur said in the Facebook post.
“He had a lot of respect for the mountains and enjoyed what they have to offer.”
‘I am so sad to lose a good friend. The world has lost a truly good human being. The club has lost a valuable member, “concluded MacArthur.