Very moving essay by Ashley Ryan Gaddis in memory of her brother, Sean, a Rainier mountain ranger who died ten years ago, along with fellow ranger Philip Otis, while attempting to rescue a stranded climber.
I grew up with Sean Ryan in Nyack, New York. He was a year ahead of me in school. We weren't close friends, but we had close friends in common, and our paths often crossed because we were both musicians. I will always remember Sean as an extremely gifted bass player.
My thoughts are with his family.
Life is precious.