The Club—along with prominent Colorado organizations like The Wilderness Society, Sheep Mountain Alliance, Telluride Mountain Club, American Mountain Guides Association, and the Colorado Mountain Club has joined the Access Fund to advocate for the naming of two currently unnamed 13,000 foot peaks in San Miguel County, Colorado after Charlie Fowler and Christine “Chris” Boskoff.
Tragically, the long-time Colorado resident Fowler and his partner Boskoff were believed to have been killed in an avalanche while climbing Genyen Peak, a 20,354 foot mountain in China in November of 2006. Fowler was a renowned climber, author, guide, filmmaker, photographer, and wilderness advocate who lived in the San Juan area for decades. Boskoff, believed by many to be America’s leading female alpinist, was also known for giving countless hours of her time to several different non-profit organizations that support the rights of porters and Sherpas in the Himalayas, and the need for the construction of girls’ schools in the Middle East.
We endorsed this proposal through a letter the Access Fund sent to Senator Udall’s office. The AAC awarded Charlie Fowler the Underhill Award for the contributions he has made to the sport of mountaineering and climbing, and this is yet another way to honor and remember his contributions.