"Inge had completed several 5.14 sport routes, as well as hard multipitch trad climbs, including an ascent of Hook, Line and Sinker (V 5.12 1,800') on Mt. Hooker in the Wind Rivers, where she also made a solo, onsight traverse of the Cirque Traverse—which entails 11 summits and climbing up to 5.8—in 17 hours, 15 minutes. Inge had originally intended to complete the Traverse on her recent birthday but a friend persuaded her stay closer to home that day so she wouldn't miss a surprise party that Sather and Hayden were planning."
"Inge traveled often. She has made dozens of friends in places as far-reaching as Europe. She has positively impacted hundreds of lives: through her climbing accomplishments—yes, hell yes—but more so through the radiant, kind, and generous person she grew to be. It didn’t always come naturally for her to connect with people. But once she found her way of connecting, she did so with authenticity and depth. "
From her hometown of Bozeman, MT. Published on 10/15/17.
"Along with the cards and letters, she frequently gave handmade gifts. One Mother’s Day, Perkins gave (her mother) a red cardboard box filled with paper slips, each with a note describing something she loved about her mother. In the garden outside her home, Hersant has a collection of heart-shaped rocks from trails around the world that Perkins found for her."