Missing climber honored at Kelso memorial

Missing climber honored at Kelso memorial

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Posted on December 22, 2009 at 9:09 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 22 at 1:41 PM

KELSO, Wash. – Family and friends of a climber presumed dead on Mt. Hood gathered in Kelso Monday night for a special goodbye.

The memorial for Antony Vietti, 24, was held at The Bridge Church in Kelso.

Vietti and his two friends, Katie Nolan and Luke Gullman, set out for a climb earlier this month and then bad weather moved in.

When they failed to return to Timberline as planned, friends called authorities and searchers soon found Gullberg’s body. The other two friends are presumed dead under snow on Mt. Hood.

Tuesday night, Vietti’s pastor said he’s in a better place.

“I believe that God is moving Anthony, Katie, and Luke from one chapter to another,” the pastor said.

Gullberg’s memorial service was last Sunday and Nolan’s service was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at The Portland Foursquare Church in Southeast Portland.

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