UK climber in tragedy planned dream trip
A British climber crushed to death by falling rocks at Yosemite National Park was planning a dream adventure with his wife.
Andrew Foster, 32, from Wales, was trapped when more than 1,000 tonnes of rock fell from the face of the El Capitan monolith on Wednesday.
Mr Foster and his wife Lucy, who was also injured in the incident, were leaving their home in Wales after Christmas to travel around the Alps for 12 months.
Earlier this month, Mrs Foster posted on Facebook a picture of her smiling husband standing in front of a white van they had just bought.
She wrote: “We’re moving out of our lovely house to live in a van for a year and travel around the Alps skiing climbing and being X-treme to the max! X
“We’re not leaving until after Christmas.”
Mr Foster had proposed to his wife during a skiing holiday in the Alps in 2015 and they married the following year.
Speaking on Thursday, Scott Gediman, from the park, said: “From what I understand they were buried under rock... They were crushed by falling rocks.”
They are the only known casualties despite being with a group of other climbers when the series of collapses struck, but a search is ongoing.
Andrew Foster was killed in a rock fall in Yosemite.