The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are asking for assistance locating a missing climber: Thomas “Tom” Fennessy. Mr. Fennessy was last seen on Wednesday, August 9, when he departed from companions at Sam Mack Meadow, intending to complete the Thunderbolt Peak to Mount Sill Traverse alone. His companions reported him overdue to Inyo County Sheriffs Office on Thursday, August 10.
Mr. Fennessy is caucasion, 55 years old, and 5'8" tall. He was last seen wearing an orange jacket, red climbing helmet, yellow-green backpack, and black pants. He is an experienced solo rock climber.
Visitors to Palisades area and in particular in the vicinity of the Thunderbolt Peak to Mount Sill Traverse route are asked to be vigilant and report any sign of Mr. Fennessy to the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department at 760-878-0383 or Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks at 559-565-4351.