Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Treepilot Gone…but not forgotten
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    Profile photo of maniacdavemaniacdave
    564 Posts

    Well this is a post that sucks to make. Wade Galloway aka Treepilot was killed in an avalanche on Saturday, February 15 in Waterton Lakes National Park here in the South Rockies.

    As many of you know, Wade was the organizer for the Canuck Splitfest, an incredible gathering of splitboarders in Revelstoke, BC and a significant fundraiser for the Canadian Avalanche Foundation. As well, Wade was recently elected to the Lethbridge city council and had been instrumental in the push for Lethbridges first skate park which has just recently opened. We’ve lost a good man and a pillar in the Canadian splitboard scene.

    Thank you Wade for all that you’ve done for splitboarding. Sending all my vibes to your family, friends and loved ones.


    Just an update for those not in the know, Wades service is being held this Saturday, March 1st. Details here:

    That was Pontus

    Profile photo of nickstaynernickstayner
    700 Posts

    Brutal. RIP.

    709 Posts

    Farewell Wade….You did good things for this community.

    Pleasant journeys to you and all that we’ve lost before.

    Profile photo of Powder_RiderPowder_Rider
    497 Posts

    So Sad to hear. RIP!

    Profile photo of swannyswanny
    189 Posts

    Sad news, RIP!

    Profile photo of firstlightfirstlight
    721 Posts

    Shocked to the bones about this.
    As a fellow Splitfest orgainser it know the love he have had for the BC.
    RIP mate.

    lost for worlds πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

    Adam West

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    330 Posts

    RIP πŸ™

    Profile photo of jcoccijcocci
    699 Posts

    I am truly shocked and extremely saddened by this news. Wade was such an awesome person and a great advocate for this sport and avalanche safety. He will be truly missed. Condolences to all his friends and family.

    Profile photo of buckchowbuckchow
    356 Posts

    I was lucky to go to the Rogers Pass splitfest a couple years back, and Wade’s energy in organizing that served as an inspiration for us to hold our own splitfest down here in Utah. My heart goes out to Wade’s friends and family.

    Profile photo of vaporvapor
    335 Posts

    RIP Wade, you will be greatly missed by many.

    Profile photo of boardgeezerboardgeezer
    11 Posts

    I met Wade a few years ago when I went to the last Scrubfest. I hooked up with him and his friend in Jackson for a couple of beers the night before. He was a nice guy, and strong boarder. I’m pretty shocked.

    Profile photo of utasidianutasidian
    120 Posts

    Damn, that is really too bad. Condolences to Wade’s family. It is sad to see good folks pass on.

    Profile photo of SnowvolsSnowvols
    291 Posts

    Shitty news. Great guy full of stoke. You will be missed Wade.

    Profile photo of InTheMountainsInTheMountains
    215 Posts

    It is bad news indeed.
    Was lucky enough to have slashed a few lines with him.

    Thanks Wade.

    Condolences to his family.


    Profile photo of spicoli11spicoli11
    288 Posts

    So sad. He brought alot of positivity to the world of splitboarding.

    Profile photo of b_retb_ret
    37 Posts

    My heartfelt condolences to the Galloway family and friends.

    Having never personally met Wade, only being in the same room a few times, I will say that he was a memorable individual and his passion for riding was contagious. His efforts are and will be appreciated and celebrated by many.

    Profile photo of aksltxltaksltxlt
    621 Posts

    Wow, this really sucks…. I got a chance to meet Wade at the first Baker splitfest. We rode, drank beers and heckled the splitters at the raffle. He was an inspiration for us to start an event in tahoe. What was it? 5000 feet a day he would hike? Glad to have shared turns with ya Wade! RIP

    Profile photo of the mighty bighornthe mighty bighorn
    126 Posts

    Wade laying one down off Cornice Ridge, Kootenay Pass. There is always powder in my heaven….

    Profile photo of pathfinderpathfinder
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    Sad, sad news. I only got to ride with Wade once. He invited me to Waterton after the road had been closed a few days. We got there early afternoon after they had opened it up and dropped in for our last run at 8:00 P.M.! He definitely had passion and stoke for the sport and will be missed. Rest in Peace Wade.


    Profile photo of kefflerkeffler
    319 Posts

    I just can’t believe it. Love and prayers to his family and friends. I had the privilege of meeting Wade at the last Scrubfest a few years back and it was awesome to meet up and ride with him in Revelstoke this year for splitfest. Such a huge loss to our small community. We miss you bro.

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