Oregon Climber Killed in Fall
Dasan Marshall, of Portland, Oregon, died Sunday, January 18, while attempting to climb Mount Yukla in Alaska's Chugach Mountains.
Dasan Marshall, of Portland, Oregon, died Sunday, January 18, while attempting to climb Mount Yukla in Alaska’s Chugach Mountains. The 7,535-foot Mount Yukla is known for its hard alpine routes and unforgiving terrain. Marshall fell an estimated 1,000 feet.
“It is with great sorrow that we announce we have lost one of our own: Dasan Marshall, one of the most amazing adventurers, mountaineers, and people that we have ever had the honor to call part of the Mountain Shop family, ” posted the Portland based gear store, Mountain Shop.
Marshall had been an employee of the Mountain Shop.
The Oregon based news station KTUU reports that Marshall was climbing with a friend when he fell and sustained fatal injuries. Further details on the accident have not been released, however, no foul play is suspected.
The Mountain Shop described Marshall as a person “happiest in the mountains. ”
“He passed away yesterday, doing what he loved most, ” they wrote. “In this time of loss, we are thankful for that thought. ”
He was 24 years old.