Woman Finds Bittersweet Joy On Peak That Took Her Husband's Life
Alison Fountain recovered a small piece of her heart last weekend on Mount Jefferson.
The 29-year-old widow, aided by a small team of supporters, headed onto Oregon’s second-tallest mountain on Saturday, May 14, in search of a tent that was left behindafter one of the most tragic mountain accidents in Oregon’s history.
Last November, Alison and Tommy Fountain, a Keizer native and 2002 McNary High School graduate, attempted to climb Mount Jefferson.
On their descent, Tommy Fountain slipped and fell 500 feet into a crevasse, where he later died of a head injury in the arms of his wife, Alison.
Read more at The Statesman Journal.