Picture. Elephant Island Antarctic 2006 in honour of Ernest Shackleton and Tom Crean. Pat Falvey, Stephen O Reilly, Clare O Leary and Ger McDonnell.
I just cant believe a year has gone by and there has not been one day that I have not thought of Ger. To this day I still cant believe he is gone. The friendship, the smile, the person that he was. He holds a special place in my heart for many reasons. He shall live on forever in my mind, my thoughts and my prayers.
My hope is that Ger's memory lives on in the heart and soul of all who has a passion for their dreams and in following them with a passion like Ger.
I hope that his courage and that of those who cared and also died will not be forgotten.
And that like Tom Crean that his memory in the heart and soul of all Irishmen and women and those around the world that care about Ger live on.
Salute to Ger and my heart rendering sympathy to all who love him. To Mrs McDonnell, to all the family and Annie his partner.
I know they are also heart broken from the loss of such a special person.
May Ger, and all those who Died on K2 last year on the 1st and 2nd of August rest in peace and always be remembered.