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Extreme-sports writer Michael J. Ybarra killed near Yosemite

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Extreme-sports writer Michael J. Ybarra killed near Yosemite
July 04, 2012 10:47PM
Updated July 4, 2012, 10:28 p.m. ET
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Writer and Climber, 45, Is Killed Near Yosemite .

By SHIRA OVIDE

Michael J. Ybarra, a freelance writer and extreme-sports correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, was killed in a fall during a weekend mountain-climbing trip in the Sierra Nevada, according to his sister, Suzanne Ybarra.

"He died doing what he loved most," Ms. Ybarra wrote on her Facebook page late Wednesday.
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Mr. Ybarra set out by himself early Saturday morning to traverse the Sawtooth Ridge, a rugged area near Yosemite National Park, his sister and Alex Few, a friend and fellow mountain climber, had said earlier Wednesday.



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