Tuesday, September 4, 2007


Rock Thrower Remorseful Over Climber’s Death

‘The man who threw a rock over a cliff that hit and killed a Wyoming climber expressed guilt and remorse in his first public comments since the Aug. 11 incident.

Luke Rodolph, a 23-year-old Iraq war veteran from Casper, said that he has spent a lot of time praying and reading the Bible and that he accepts responsibility for what happened and won’t try to justify his actions.

“I’d do anything to change it,” Rodolph said Tuesday with tears in his eyes.

Peter Absolon, 47, of Lander, was killed instantly when he was struck in the head by the rock, which was about the size of a bowling ball, while climbing a new route up the cliff face of Leg Lake Cirque in the Wind River Mountains near Lander.’

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