In Memory — John Galvin’s Last Ride

Post by blogger | April 14, 2018      

The Aspen Skiing Company has a webcam pointed at Maroon Bowl, here in Colorado, where an avalanche recently took the life of well known rescue volunteer and backcountry skier John Galvin. I grabbed a frame, did some work on it, got permission to publish from the SkiCo. The mountain backdrop is Pyramid Peak (left) and Maroon Bells, where Galvin did many many missions. See our previous post regarding this.

Galvin last ride.

Galvin’s last ride. Click to enlarge.


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6 Responses to “In Memory — John Galvin’s Last Ride”

  1. Kristina Thorpe April 15th, 2018 11:17 am

    … the helicopter …

  2. Bob Perlmutter April 16th, 2018 10:58 am

    Hi All, the full CAIC report is up on their website as well as another front page story in the Aspen Times with a link to the report.

  3. Lou Dawson 2 April 16th, 2018 11:33 am

    Thanks Bob, everyone here is the link, very detailed, sobering, and could be upsetting.

  4. Kevin S April 16th, 2018 3:04 pm

    Lou the video is truly upsetting(I’ve watched it a few times so far) yet an incredibly instructive postmortem gift for all BC skiers to learn from. My boys will watch it with me so they can learn from this unfortunate event. The old saying “if one life is saved” definitely applies here. My key take away is not to bash the decisions or actions, just learn and reflect. RIP John Galvin!

  5. snowbot April 18th, 2018 10:46 am

    Thanks, Lou, for your work registering and correcting the images in the video.

  6. Lou Dawson 2 April 18th, 2018 11:58 am

    Final result is well done, nice job (though the word “nice” doesn’t really fit this sort of grim stuff…). Hopefully it’ll help folks be clear on what happened, as well as learn… RIP Galvin. LOu

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