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Mt Bogong ski fatality

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by cookieman, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. cookieman

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    Saw this today...no good

    Man dies while backcountry skiing at Mount Bogong
    07:36 30 august 2019
    Source: theage.com.au


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    A man has died while backcountry skiing with a group at Mount Bogong in Victoria's high country.

    Three units from the State Emergency Service were called to Granite Flat Track at Mitta Mitta, north of Falls Creek, about 5.30pm on Thursday to reports of a skiing accident.


    The man fell and became injured. The group he was skiing with notified emergency services.
     
  2. CarveMan

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    Oh shit :(
     
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    Not good :( :cry:
     
  4. The Plowking

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    @Richard can we ensure this thread and BC thread (postings on there on this too) is closely moderated as needed (as has been done in the past in similar circumstances)

    With legal issues (coroner’s enquiry), insurance etcetera, and family and friends feeling it we need to ensure proper respect and appropriate caution.
     
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    Many condolences to his family and friends
     
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    Police from search and rescue as well as wilderness paramedics battled snowy terrain for hours to reach the injured man, however he died about 6.30am on Friday at the scene.
    The Age
     
  8. legend

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    The pic above is our BSAR team in action.
     
  9. telecommuter

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    One of our group, sadly. We're still a bit stunned and shocked.
     
  10. climberman

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    Ah shit telecommuter.
    Nothing I can say, but look after yourselves together.
     
  11. telecommuter

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    Thanks. Most of group left this morning, two of us still on the mountain. Doing ok. He leaves a wife and two teenagers. So sorry for them. Truly awful.
     
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    so very sorry to hear that.
    terrible thing to happen to anyone but even more shocked when forumites are closely linked to such tragedies
     
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    So sorry to hear that. Love and strength to everyone.
     
  15. Tanuki

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    OMG, please take care of yourself and companions as you grieve. So sorry for your loss.
     
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    Really sorry to hear that. I have enjoyed your trip reports with your sons over the last few years.
     
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    Sad. So sorry to hear this
     
  18. chicski

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    Always sad to hear :(
     
  19. cookieman

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    Shocking.
    Condolences to you his family and friends.
     
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    Sad to hear.
    Condolences to @telecommuter, the victim’s family and all involved in his life.
     
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    Ditto, did my scout leader training with David.
    I'm gutted, a wonderful person with a fantastic outlook on life.
    Gone home.
     
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    Tragic :(
     
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    too sad
     
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    Condolences to all involved and all who knew him.
     
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    My thoughts are with all involved and love to his friends and family. A momentary negligence so very easily repeated by us all.
     
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    :( RIP, condolences to his family and friends.
    Bugger!
     
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    Horrible news
    Very sad to hear of your connection @telecommuter. Pretty heavy stuff when you're out together.
     
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    @telecommuter , that must have been a really tough night, waiting for emergency services . I don’t think any of us will understand how hard that must have been .

    Andrew A
     
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    Condolences to all those affected.
     
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    Agree with all the sentiments posted by others. :(
     
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    Vale Dr David Blair, may you rest in peace.
     
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    RIP fellow skier person

    What happened ?
     
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    Just spotted this on the Facebook. Hope the rest of the group family and friends are doing ok. Rest In Peace with Lots of Pow Turns
     
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    Very sad news.
     
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    Condolences @telecommuter to you, your friends and all families involved. Take care to look after yourselves, look out for each other during this time of shock and grieving. Was reading news reports this morning and he sounded like an amazing person to have in your life.
     
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    I just read about this in the paper. Condolences. A terrible loss of someone who sounded like an amazing person with so many contributions to life made and yet to make.
     
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    Condolences. Very sad to hear. Another black crow flying free watching over us.
     
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    RIP indeed.

    The article said he hit some ice and crashed into trees. Perils of backcountry skiing I guess. Very sad stuff.
     
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    That has echoes of Victoria's first known ski death. In 1932 Molly Hill hit some ice, fell and slid down the Razorback until she crashed into trees. 87 years later the hazards for backcountry skiers remain the same.

    I didn't post earlier because there is nothing more I can say that hasn't been said by others. It's tragic that some of the best and most adventurous people around end up dying doing the things they love. Condolences to those who knew him.
     
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    Whilst it is still extremely sad and I don't mean to be anything like insensitive, it beats dying on the couch.