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Fire Destroys Local Climbing Business in Red Rive Gorge - UPDATED

Submitted by admin on 2007-04-25 | Last Modified on 2007-04-27

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Matt and Amy Tackett, the owners of Red River Outdoors, in Slade, KY, lost there business, home and dog last night in a fire. A fundraiser was set up on

Matt and Amy do have a warm bed to sleep in, but have lost all of there guiding equipment, trad racks, ropes, harnesses, helmets, bikes, and Bessie (there truck).

Source: Jake Kuenzli

True North Outfitters
Red River Gorge
Pine Ridge, KY 41360

UPDATE on 4/27 by Peter McDermott:

For everyone going to the Red River Gorge this weekend: Get your friends and friends' friends. There will be a pancake breakfast at Miguels this Sunday morning starting @ 8am. Miguel was gracious enough to let us host a breakfast at his business and will be providing some of the food as well. We're gonna keep it basic, panckes bacon and eggs as well as OJ and Coffee. All...All money raised will be donated to the Tacketts. So be sure to tell everyone and make 'em come on down. Price is what ever you can afford, the more the better. This is the least we can do for these two awesome people in a time of need. We've all done so much but lets see what else we can do. We all in the gorge look forward to seeing everyone here at Miguels on sunday April 29th!

Peter McDermott


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Holy crap!!! Is that the place with the small restaurant as well and internet access and some computers as well as some gear for sale and guide service, etc...??? Those people are so friendly and love what they do. We are going there in June for our third annual trip to The Red. It won't be the same without them. I'll definitely check out the fundraising and how to help them out and hopefully be able to re-establish their business and home.
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Peter, I can't make it up there this weekend. Could you pm your mailing address to me?


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