How A Fallen Mountain Climber's Legacy Will Live On Through His Artwork

August 4, 2014 9:22 PM

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How A Fallen Mountain Climber's Legacy Will Live On Through His Artwork

On July 27, 2013, the world lost one of it's most renowned mountaineers, New Zealander Marty Schmidt, as well as his 25-year-old son Denali, in an avalanche on K2, one of the world's deadliest mountains. And as it turns out, Denali didn't just have a passion for climbing expeditions -- he enjoyed painting them as well.

He left behind a collection of inspired artwork in a storage unit in San Francisco, California, and now the Denali Foundation, which was founded in honor of the Schmidts, hopes to create an international touring art exhibit to share Denali's legacy with the world.

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