Pioneer Alpinist Hans Gmoser dies in Cycling Fall

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I just learned that the father of modern heli skiing, Hans Gmoser, died in a bicycling fall yesterday. Not only was Hans an amazing visionary when it came to mechanized skiing, but he also was involved in much Canadian ski alpinism.

Details here.

And another article here.


3 Responses to “Pioneer Alpinist Hans Gmoser dies in Cycling Fall”

  1. Mark July 7th, 2006 4:56 am

    Here’s a brief history of Hans’s life: Sounds like he had a pretty remarkable life, with much of it in the mountains. Third ascent of Mount Alberta–not too shabby.


  2. Mark July 7th, 2006 5:09 am

    Sorry for the redundancy in previous link. Lou’s link to a story of Hans’ life is much more thorough.


  3. Paula March 12th, 2007 8:59 pm

    Hey i just wanted to say that I had the pleasure of spending a wonderful weekend with Hans Gmoser when he was out a shadow lake lodge the winter before his passing. It sure makes you think about how great life can be if you just enjoy it. He had a smile on his face everytime i saw him. What a great person!

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