Forums Avy Discussion Forum Avalanche kills five snowboarders at Loveland Pass, CO
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    Killz is saying these were splitfesters… 😥 this sucks bad. :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:

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    No fuck this. Tell me this is wrong. Thinking of all those involved.

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    Guys, I hope I am wrong, but I think Shredgnar was one of the victims. Please prove me wrong. 😥

    411 Posts

    No, He checked in on facebook. Just not on your post.

    This is still likely to hit way too close to home.

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    I was just coming to correct myself. Not shredgnar. Ed is right hitting way to close to home. +++ vibes.

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    Fuck this sucks. Thinking about the victims and hoping. 🙁

    Kyle Miller
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    My heart goes out to the friends, families and everyone who had to experience the event.

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    Thoughts are with the victims friends and family.

    This is quite scary, stay safe out there guys.

    130 Posts

    it’s tough to put a response together.. very unfortunate, thoughts go out to family & friends.

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    Names released.

    One guy worked for my roommate for years. Fuck.

    My thoughts and prayers to the families.


    Rick was innerrevolution on 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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    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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    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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    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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    Shit, don’t know what to say. My thought go out to everyone who knew and rode with them.

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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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