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  1. #1
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    Pemberton back-country death.

    A skier has died in the Pemberton back-country.

    Search and Rescue (SAR) say they responded to a call to assist a back-country skier on April 15th who had fallen into a 30 meter deep crevasse and was unresponsive.


    SAR attended the scene with a medical and extraction team but unfortunately the 38 year-old male succumbed to his injuries.

    Pemberton District Search and Rescue Manager David MacKenzie says the extraction from the crevasse was a very technical operation for the team, and that a second team from Whistler SAR was dispatched to provide assistance.

    The public is reminded that skiing in back-country areas means severe weather and avalanches are real hazards. You and everyone in your group should be self-sufficient—carrying the necessary gear and have avalanche training.

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    Its pretty obvious from social media who this high profile skier is, but no names have been released in the media yet.

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    Damn, he was fun to watch ski. Young kids as well. RIP.

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    30 meters deep, fuck.
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    FUCKKKKKK

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    Fuck. Horrible news.

    https://q107.com/news/5173850/dave-t...-ski-accident/

    This is a piece a friend of mine did on him a few years ago. Definitely a great guy with huge spirit. RIP, Dave.


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    Fuck that's awful. May he RIP
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    Fuuuuck indeed. Wife and 2 kids behind. RIP

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    Fuck. Have really enjoyed following his family's adventures the past few years.

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    God Dammit that is horrible news! Feel like I just got punched in the stomach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowaddict91 View Post
    Fuck. Have really enjoyed following his family's adventures the past few years.
    brutal, my heart goes out to the family.
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    Crevasse wasn't that deep, but deep enough.
    Wife, 2 young boys, with a 3rd on the way.
    Absolutely devastating.
    He was an absolutely incredible human being I am fortunate enough to have shared many adventures with.
    Completely gutted for his amazing wife and kids.

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    Devastated. So sad to hear this crushing news. Hugs, positve vibes, and gummi worms to Tessa, Kasper, Raffi, ????, and the whole Treadway clan/community. I have every confidence that K&R will share the family snowball recipe with their younger sibling and together with their awesome Mom will continue to bring smiles, laughter, and flat out STOKE to everyone they encounter.
    Last edited by stayalert; 04-16-2019 at 04:55 PM.
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    It's getting to be quite a crew of rippers out there in The Great Beyond.

    Here's to a life well-lived.

    Here's to healing and health for survivors.

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    Terrible news. I didn't believe it was true....

    Much love to family and friends. I'm so sorry for your loss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atrain505 View Post
    Wife, 2 young boys, with a 3rd on the way.
    Absolutely devastating.

    Completely gutted for his amazing wife and kids.
    That’s really sad.

    Never hear of a mom dying in an avi and leaving dad with the kids.

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    Absolutely horrible. I was just looking at his social media earlier today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shredhead View Post
    That’s really sad.

    Never hear of a mom dying in an avi and leaving dad with the kids.
    "The 49-year-old heli-ski guide from Pemberton was guiding a group of guests just before 3 p.m. when she was buried in an avalanche, says a release from the Whistler RCMP.
    Friends have identified the victim as Lisa Korthals, a longtime ski guide and realtor with Re/Max Sea to Sky who has lived in the Whistler and Pemberton area for over 25 years. She leaves behind a husband and son."

    https://www.vancourier.com/news/whis...che-1.23245705

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    incalculable bummer
    I always just hope that their suffering at the time was of the utmost minimal. RIP
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    I stand corrected. But it doesn’t happen often and it’s not like her son was little.

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    Damn. That's a bummer, he was fun to watch

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    I never met the man but am sitting at my desk in tears, my heart goes out to his loved ones
    Like I told my last wife, I never drive faster than I can see, besides it's all in the reflexes.

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    I can’t say enough positive things about Dave. Amazing skier but an even more amazing farther and husband. This one hits incredible close to home for me. Dave was one of the few guys that I always trusted in the backcountry and he always made good conservative decisions. His level of skill and experience was incredible especially with all of the experience he had on the Pemberton search and rescue team. This was a fluke accident and it’s devastating that the Treadway family lost such an amazing person way too soon. Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by teleee View Post
    Feel like I just got punched in the stomach.
    x2

    So very sad...
    Condolences to the family and all that knew and loved him.
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