Brad Gobright Bio
Brad Gobright is an American free solo climber Brad Gobright. He Dies in Accident, while he was climbing destination in northern Mexico.
In memory of a legend gone too soon. Our cover story from Rock and Ice issue 239 (January 2017).
Outside called Brad Gobright “The next great free soloist.” Now that it’s time to take up that mantle, does he even want to?https://t.co/tU1D6jqHVv
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He was 31 years old and raised in Orange County, CA.
Brad Gobright Accident
He was traveling with a fellow American climber. The duo appears to have started climbing together at some point after that. Gobright and his fellow traveling on the mountain’s Sendero Luminoso or Shining Path Route, which authorities said rises to a height of 850 to 900 meters.
As the pair were making their descent at 3:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, the two climbers fell from their route down the side of the cliff, state police Civil Protection Nuevo León confirmed to NBC News. Gobright fell about 300 meters to his death, while Jacobson fell a shorter distance and injured his ankle and other parts of his body.
Members of law enforcement then coordinated with rescuers and other climbers to help Jacobson make it the rest of the way down. Photos state police shared with NBC News show Jacobson seated in an ambulance with rescuers.
Brad Gobright Death and Cause
Brad Gobright died in El Potrero Chico last night after his partner rapped off the end of their simul-rappel, sending him into freefall.
A beloved member of the community, from Yosemite speed records to mind-blowing freesolos, Brad is a legend.
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Gobright died on 27 November 2019 at the age of 31. He died in an accident in El Potrero Chico, Mexico. Gobright and another climber fell from their route down the side of the cliff; state police told NBC News.