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Christian Eggar RIP

Discussion in 'Ben Lomond' started by Ben Lomond Brad, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. Ben Lomond Brad

    Ben Lomond Brad Part of the Furniture Moderator

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    Christian Eggar, Head of Ben Lomond Snowsports Ski School was tragically killed in an avalanche in Tyrol, Austria yesterday morning.


    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-04-27/australian-killed-in-austrian-avalanche/3975384
    Austrian report here : http://tirol.orf.at/news/stories/2530596/

    Translated to English
    Flea Foot shared the information with many this morning.

    RIP Christian
    A true gentleman and one of the nicest guys you could meet.

    Condolences to his family and close friends

    BLB
     
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  2. BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman One of Us

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    Very Sad! . condolonces to his partner! a really nice guy who lived his life following the snow..!
     
  3. Polaris

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    Bugger

    RIP
     
  4. Jonwah

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    RIP Christian! Was an all-round nice guy who loved his skiing, right 'til the end.
     
  5. North Face

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    Sorry to hear about Christian. A realy nice guy who had a great love for the snow and life. Just got back from Tirol and it was a dangerous season with 6 meters of snow on ground that did not freeze. We will all miss him on Ben Lomond this season. Condolances to his family and friends.
     
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    Hi All, just getting to the stage of being able to talk about this awful loss. To Christins family, friends and anyone who had crossed his path you will all realize what a devasting loss his passing is. Our comsolation is that we had spoken on the Tusday night before and he was looking forward to seeing the changes that have taken place over the summer and to instigating some new things for . So we will alll carry on and just speak quietly to him as we know he will be listening.
    It has been suggested to us that we should hold some sort of gathering for Christian, any thoughts ??? Flea
     
  7. Ben Lomond Brad

    Ben Lomond Brad Part of the Furniture Moderator

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    I am certain there will be something to honour him at the Bender, Flea. But perhaps a BBQ on the mountain for family and friends who knew him one Saturday, byo own supplies, would be fitting. On the deck of Snowsports, of course.

    Thinking of you and Geoff all this time too. Make sure you take care

    Brad
     
  8. tom11

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    Great idear i think for a BBQ saturday before the bender.
     
  9. BenLomondBezzer

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    Hi All,

    Indeed a sad time for Ben Lomond and the community who knew Christian.

    Perhaps we could name something on the mountain in his honour?

    He sure left his mark on many a beginner on the slopes of Ben Lomond.

    Thinking of those who were close to Christian.

    Adrian.
     
  10. Ben Lomond Brad

    Ben Lomond Brad Part of the Furniture Moderator

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    Only downside is all the Rovers crew will be busy getting organised. or are you thinking the week before?
     
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  11. CaptainPowder

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    what about naming the beginner area after him? would be quite fitting i would have thought x hope you guys are all ok x
     
  12. BenLomondBezzer

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    Sounds like a good idea CP
     
  13. BenLomond Iceman

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    im sure we could stop for lunch BLB or even on the sunday.. There will be a lot of people around on that weekend who knew christian so bender weekend sometime would be a good idea
     
  14. Ben Lomond Brad

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    Sunday 'recovery' lunch would be a good opportunity
     
  15. BenLomond Iceman

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    i planned on have a long recovery session on sunday anyway as i plan on staying until monday this year & making a long weekend of it
     
  16. BenLomondBezzer

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    Celebration of the life of Christian Eggar

    A service for Christian, long time snow sports ski instructor will be held in Hobart on 15th of July at Wyndham resort formerly the Pines at 7 Mile Beach at 1:45pm If people would like to attend call Mary on 0439 486 087 to assist with catering purposes.

    Geoff will be going down if anyone would like a lift and he can be contacted on ski@skibenlomond.com.au