Corbet was a pioneer climber and extreme skier. He was a member of the 1963
Mount Everest expedition. As a young man Barry built a life for himself which
revolved around adventure in the mountains. Barry was Born in Vancouver, BC
and later moved to the States to attend Dartmouth College. After dropping out
of school several times Barry eventually went west and settled in Jackson
As a climber Barry set routes
around the world and in his back yard, Grand Teton National Park. He made a
first ascent up the South Ridge of Baxter’s Pinnacle, which has become on of
the parks most popular climbing routes. For almost 10 years Barry worked as an
Exum Mountain Guide in the Tetons and with partners Jake Breitenbach and Dick
Pitman ran the Outhaus, selling climbing equipment. He and his wife also ran
the Alphorn Lodge and Barry taught skiing at the Snow King and the Jackson
Hole ski area.
In 1963 Barry was a member of
the first American team to summit Everest, though Barry gave up his summit
spot to other team mates, assuming he would have an opportunity in the future
to try again. Barry’s business partner Breitenbach died on the expedition.
Barry however, would not have a chance to summit Everest in the future. In
1968, just a few short months after securing a permit to start a new guide
service in Teton NP, he was in a helicopter crash while filming a ski movie
near Aspen, CO. The crash left him paralyzed from the waist down.
Corbet made a miraculous
transition into a new life bound by wheelchair. He continued to Kayak and he
co-produced more then 100 films. He became the editor of New Mobility
Magazine, a publication covering disability culture and lifestyle. He wrote
numerous articles and publications, including Options: Spinal Cord Injury and
Barry Corbet died of natural
causes at his home in Golden, CO he was 68. He is survived by his ex-wife Mary
Moore, his brother Burke, three children and four grandchildren. Corbet was
best known in Jackson Hole for Corbet’s Couloir, a 10,450 ft high,
double-diamond ski run on Rendezvous Peak. A run which will continue to test
skiers and snowboarders from around the globe.
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