A world-renowned climber who was forced to watch his girlfriend die in an avalanche went on to kill himself in a fit of grief after he was unable to save her.
Hayden Kennedy was climbing on the slopes in Montana when the tragic accident happened.
The couple ended up being buried in the snow, but after freeing himself – Hayden was unable to find his girlfriend.
In a post written by Facebook account Black Diamond Equipment, it explained that the couple had been heading to southwestern Montana for an early season ski tour.
Inge and Hayden had moved to Bozeman, Montana in the last few months.
Tragically, Inge was killed when the couple accidentally triggered an avalanche on Saturday, October 7.
Unable to bear the loss of his partner, Hayden took his own life just a day after Inge’s death.
MtAvalanche’s Instagram account explained that Inge had been fully buried by the snow while Hayden had been partially buried.
It added: “Both were caught, one fully buried and one partial. The fully buried skier was recovered from scene by Gallatin County Search and Rescue yesterday [Mon].”