A Leavenworth resident and forecaster for the Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) is dead after a climbing accident along Icicle Road late last week.

Forty-year-old Matt Primomo was reportedly scaling Icicle Buttress about six miles outside Leavenworth when he suffered a fatal fall at around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Primomo was an experienced climber who worked as an analyst for the NWAC producing predictions on avalanche activity.

The NWAC suspended its operations today in observance of Primomo's passing and a GoFundMe page seeking support for his surviving wife, Stella and young son, Milo had already garnered over $65,000 of its $75,000 goal as of early this afternoon.

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