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 Post subject: Re: Avalanche kills five snowboarders at Loveland Pass, CO
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:12 am 
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Names released.

One guy worked for my roommate for years. Fuck.

My thoughts and prayers to the families.

http://www.9news.com/news/article/331776/339/Snowboarders-killed-in-avalanche-IDd

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 Post subject: Re: Avalanche kills five snowboarders at Loveland Pass, CO
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:18 am 
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Rick was innerrevolution on SB.com. Got to ride with him earlier this year in RMNP and saw him and Joe at the Silverton splitfest. They were repping for Jones/Karakoram. Both guys were stoked to be involved. Definitely solid guys I could've seen riding more with in the future.

My thoughts go out to all involved.


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 Post subject: Re: Avalanche kills five snowboarders at Loveland Pass, CO
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:33 am 
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Jesus, this sucks.
I had a very bad feeling it was those guys. I just met Joe and Rick last week, both super nice and willing to share info with a new splitter. Ian was also a super guy, interacted with him quite a bit last year, as he was repping Gecko skins. Thoughts and prayers to their families.

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 Post subject: Re: Avalanche kills five snowboarders at Loveland Pass, CO
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:07 am 
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I knew three of these guys. I just rode with Rick at RMNP two weeks ago, and we were living it up at Silverton Splitfest last week. I'm in shock, I was biting my tongue hoping it wasn't what I had heard. I'm really sorry for everyone in this community that knew these guys. Solid, standup guys. Condolences to the families.


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 Post subject: Re: Avalanche kills five snowboarders at Loveland Pass, CO
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:58 am 
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I am glad to have met Rick Gaukel. I spent a couple great days in Rocky Mountain National Park with him, pursuing our mutual passion. He was stoked to be alive, and like many of us, achieved that feeling through his experiences in the mountains. Rick passed away yesterday in an avalanche. You will be missed, Goodbye Rick.

"To those who have struggled with them, the mountains reveal beauties that they will not disclose to those who make no effort. That is the reward the mountains give to effort. And it is because they have so much to give and give it so lavishly to those who will wrestle with them that men love the mountains and go back to them again and again. The mountains reserve their choice gifts for those who stand upon their summits." — Sir Francis Younghusband.

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 Post subject: Re: Avalanche kills five snowboarders at Loveland Pass, CO
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:54 pm 
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Shit, don't know what to say. My thought go out to everyone who knew and rode with them.

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 Post subject: Re: Avalanche kills five snowboarders at Loveland Pass, CO
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:41 pm 
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I had the pleasure of knowing Rick and riding with him this season, and I was looking forward to spending more time in the mountains with him. Now, I am shocked and saddened. Rick was a dedicated professional, who not only enjoyed splitboarding for himself, but who chose to spread the stoke through teaching splitboarding. His enthusiasm and easy going but reliable manner will be missed.
I am really sad that I will not be riding with Rick again, but then, I also think how hard this must be for all of the friends and families of all the victims, and my heart goes out to all of them. Just very sad now, not much else to say, except to know that these victims will be honored in our memories.

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 Post subject: Re: Avalanche kills five snowboarders at Loveland Pass, CO
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 Post subject: Re: Avalanche kills five snowboarders at Loveland Pass, CO
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:02 pm 
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Tragic, absolutely tragic.


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 Post subject: Re: Avalanche kills five snowboarders at Loveland Pass, CO
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:55 pm 
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So sad. My condolences to their families and friends.

When I saw this yesterday I was puzzled why all six of a group of six were caught. The Denver Post article indicates that at least one victim was skinning, fuzzy about the others (Splitboards are mentioned, but mode?). One of the rescuers states that they were not descending, but were crossing at the bottom of the slope. Makes more sense, more tragic if that's possible. :(
http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ ... ash-tragic


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 Post subject: Re: Avalanche kills five snowboarders at Loveland Pass, CO
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:11 pm 
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So sad indeed. Condolences to all friends and family. To lose that many friends at the same time is hard to imagine.


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 Post subject: Re: Avalanche kills five snowboarders at Loveland Pass, CO
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:23 pm 
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Any word yet on a fund for the victims' families? Just read that Ian Lamphere has a young child. This is so incredibly sad.

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 Post subject: Re: Avalanche kills five snowboarders at Loveland Pass, CO
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Such sad, sad news! Always so deeply troubling when the places that give all of us so much pleasure, bring so much tragedy!
My heart goes out to their families and all their friends! RIP fellow riders!

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