Tag Archive for 'killed'

Jamie Pierre Killed in Utah Avalanche

There is some really sad news coming out of Utah last night and this morning, and it is very early in the season to be reporting on such a horrible event.  Professional skier, Jamie Pierre, was killed in an avalanche while skiing in Little Cottonwood Canyon on Sunday. Jamie was known as a religious person […]


Fredrik Ericsson Dies on K2 Summit Attempt

I am sad to report that Swedish ski mountaineer Fredrik Ericsson has died on K2. Fredrik, who was trying to ski K2, was with female Austrian mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner and on a summit bid when Fredrick, for unknown reasons, fell 1,000 meters and was killed. This is very sad to read as I’ve been following […]


Goodbye Willie Neal

Wow, life sure throws you curve balls sometimes and it’s often really hard to know for what purpose certain thing happen. Yesterday morning I got a phone call from my boss informing me about the death of Jackson youth, Willie Neal. Willie was killed when a car stuck him while roller skiing on the side […]


RIP Jonny Copp and Wade Johnson, “The Sharp End” Segment

I’m not sure if I’ve met either of these two climbers, but they sure do look familiar. Our prayers go out to their families and friends during this challenging time. We also wish the best of luck for the search efforts to find Micah Dash, who is still missing.


Shane McConkey Dies in Dolomite Ski BASE Accident

Shane McConkey, 1969-2009. Legendary big mountain skier, BASE jumper, saucer boy and general sickbird, Shane McConkey died today in a ski BASE jumping accident in the Italian Dolomites. Details are hard to find, but word is that there were complications with one of his skis coming off during free fall.  Shane reportedly did a double […]


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