Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Treepilot Gone…but not forgotten Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 73 total) 1 2 … 4 → Author Posts February 17, 2014 at 10:53 pm #579698 maniacdave 564 Posts http://www.avalanche.ca/cac/In-Memoriam-Wade-Galloway 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. http://www.pinchercreekecho.com/2014/02/17/man-dies-in-waterton-avalanche http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/lethbridge-councillor-killed-in-avalanche-in-waterton-lakes-national-park-1.1690300 http://lethbridgeherald.com/news/local-news/2014/02/lethbridge-city-councillor-wade-galloway-killed/ http://www.splitboarders.ca Edit: Just an update for those not in the know, Wades service is being held this Saturday, March 1st. Details here: http://lethbridgeherald.com/news/local-news/2014/02/27/galloway-funeral-set-for-saturday-in-lethbridge/ That was Pontus February 17, 2014 at 11:00 pm #675352 nickstayner 700 Posts Brutal. RIP. February 17, 2014 at 11:28 pm #675353 SPLITRIPPIN 709 Posts Farewell Wade….You did good things for this community. Pleasant journeys to you and all that we’ve lost before. February 18, 2014 at 12:01 am #675354 Powder_Rider 497 Posts So Sad to hear. RIP! February 18, 2014 at 12:18 am #675355 swanny 189 Posts Sad news, RIP! February 18, 2014 at 12:24 am #675356 firstlight 718 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 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 Adam West www.firstlightsurfboards.com.au www.firstlightsnowboards.com.au www.splitfest.com.au www.mrbc.com.au www.backcountryglobal.com February 18, 2014 at 12:31 am #675357 saign 330 Posts RIP 🙁 February 18, 2014 at 12:36 am #675358 jcocci 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. February 18, 2014 at 1:04 am #675359 buckchow 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. February 18, 2014 at 1:11 am #675360 vapor 335 Posts Speechless. RIP Wade, you will be greatly missed by many. February 18, 2014 at 1:15 am #675361 boardgeezer 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. February 18, 2014 at 1:17 am #675362 utasidian 120 Posts Damn, that is really too bad. Condolences to Wade’s family. It is sad to see good folks pass on. February 18, 2014 at 1:39 am #675363 Snowvols 291 Posts Shitty news. Great guy full of stoke. You will be missed Wade. February 18, 2014 at 1:50 am #675364 InTheMountains 215 Posts It is bad news indeed. Was lucky enough to have slashed a few lines with him. Thanks Wade. Condolences to his family. Gary February 18, 2014 at 1:53 am #675365 spicoli11 288 Posts So sad. He brought alot of positivity to the world of splitboarding. February 18, 2014 at 2:07 am #675366 b_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. February 18, 2014 at 2:22 am #675367 aksltxlt 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 February 18, 2014 at 2:42 am #675368 the mighty bighorn 126 Posts Wade laying one down off Cornice Ridge, Kootenay Pass. There is always powder in my heaven…. February 18, 2014 at 2:56 am #675369 pathfinder 2 Posts 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. Aubrey February 18, 2014 at 3:26 am #675370 keffler 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. Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 73 total) 1 2 … 4 → You must be logged in to reply to this topic.