While the devastation from this accident sits heavy and incomprehensible. It left grieving friends and family scrambling into a logistical rescue nightmare of how to get Nolan home and how to also rescue his partner Aaron who was stranded smack dab in the middle of the 28000 ft of wall. To approach El Gigante is a 4 hours drive into the village from Chihuahua Mexico, then a 2-hour drive to the top of the road, followed by a one and a half hour hike into the wall. In which you must then rappel in from the top of the monster face.
We are relieved to say that with help from the Mexican climbing community Aaron is now safe on top, big thank you to Tiny Almada & Jose David Martinez "Bicho". A team will be heading into the mountains to retrieve Nolan and bring him safely home. Nolan's family, Richard, Daidri & Ryan Smythe and beloved girlfriend Savannah and joined in Mexico with the support of friends: Angela Vanwiermeersch, Kiersa Koepnick, Sasha DiGiulian & Jordanna Weimer. Big thank you to the local military and locals who are helping with retrieval efforts.
This fund is to help support Nolan's family, Richard, Daidri & Ryan Smythe and Nolan's girlfriend, Savannah, while they pick up the pieces. Also, for any additional costs not covered by the rescue support. Donations of all sizes are much appreciated, everything helps!
We hope with your help we can alleviate some of the stress that Savannah and Nolan's family are dealing with. As the rescue moves forward we are happy to update friends and family on efforts, to keep everyone at ease.
Please send positive thoughts, and share your stories of Nolan. Any cards or well wishes can be sent through to:
Richard & Daidri Smythe
315 Vivelle ave
Nashville, TN 37210
1156 e 3300 #312
Millcreek, UT 84106