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Mt Bogong ski fatality

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

  1. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    There's no way you can put a positive gloss on it.

    Give the tragedy its due.
     
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    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I dare say there was a big fast slide down the hill before hitting the trees. Same sort of thing that got Graeme. Ice and big terrain.
     
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    benchives Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Drs and skiing in wild country

    RIP
     
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  4. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    This guy was a doctor by title, not occupation.

    {- reported as derogatory but addressed by later responses so left -}
     
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  5. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Very sorry to hear such news. A reminder to all to take care. Condolences to family and friends.
     
  7. bluestick

    bluestick One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just so sad, my thoughts are with all struck by this tragedy.
     
  8. AndrewA

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    Actually a “real” doctor - unlike us medicos. He actually had a PhD.
     
  9. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Silver

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    Peace be with you .
     
  10. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes, a Doctor of Philosophy, which confers the title. It's traditionally been a research degree but there's been a diversity of modes develop.

    There's other doctoral degrees that also confer the title - professional ones like D Juris, Business Admin, Education (DED at Melb Uni!, EdD elsewhere) and MD (Doctor of Medicine, Melb Uni). There are higher doctorates with discipline tags (Monash), & practice-led or project doctorates (I got up a program of project-based masters and PhDs by action research at RMIT).

    In Oz anyone can adopt the title. Dentists, vets and most doctors routinely do.

    But in common usage, when people say 'a doctor' they mean a medico.
     
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    skifree grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Keep to topic going forwards, thanks.
     
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  12. pegasusSki

    pegasusSki Hard Yards

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    It's a small community when a thread touches, and involves so many people on these forums, in so many ways. Take care out there.
     
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    Belly A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Only caught up on this thread this morning, really horrible news. RIP.
     
  14. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Silver

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    Yes, it is dreadful news . Mt.Bogong seems to take one of us outdoorsy people every year or three it would seem.
     
  15. Ian D

    Ian D Pool Room Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Clearly highly regarded in the community, and a great loss to society. Very sad.

    RIP.

    Edit by mod.
     
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  16. telecommuter

    telecommuter One of Us

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    He was doing something he loved, in a place he loved. There is some comfort in that.

    That pretty well sums it up. Was on the Eastern side of Granite Flat Spur, just below the junction of Eskdale Spur.
     
  17. Sage Oya

    Sage Oya Like the herb, lover of Pabst, cup ramen devotee Ski Pass: Gold

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    Very sad news :(
     
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  18. pegasusSki

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    Skiers do seem over-represented by "engineers" and "scientists", if not of the medical type.
     
  19. cold wombat

    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Social Media Mod Ski Pass: Gold

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    I don't know how true that is, but I think it's fair to call skiing a very technical, individual discipline, even while we do it with others.

    Obviously very sad when anything like this happens, especially for the family that is left behind.
     
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    Oh. That slope.

    25 years ago, one of my mates took a slide down there, and managed to go head first through a fork in a tree, and fortunately only get a sore shoulder. That’s when I bought self arrest grips, for what they’re worth.

    I thought you guys must have been on Audux or similar.

    That’s v confronting. It’s a nice slope for skiing in bad weather, and seemingly rather benign, but obviously not. Basically just below where you guys camp each Father’s Day...

    So sad.

    A
     
  21. Goski

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    Just logged in after being away for the weekend and I'm very sad to read of this tragedy. My momentary lapse on steep ice years ago led to horribly smashed ankles but I did eventually get to come home to my wife, my two children and friends and family. My thoughts are with David's family and friends who are affected forever by this tragic event. Take care out there everyone, don't get complacent (not suggesting that was the case here) and especially watch out when tired. Regardless of skill and care, accidents can still happen. Some get lucky escapes or unfortunately there are terrible outcomes like this.
     
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  22. Goski

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    @telecommuter My condolences to you and your group. I've had a couple of trips where we've had to manage a badly broken neck and a suspected broken neck but not for more than a couple of hours before paramedics arrived. An overnight wait managing your injured friend in difficult conditions will have been very tough. Best wishes for the times ahead
     
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    Very sad, RIP David.
     
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    I took a huge fall on feathertop , on ice . I was lucky he wasn’t .
     
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    Very sorry for your group TeleC - words fail. Look after each other eh?
     
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