Pioneer Alpinist Hans Gmoser dies in Cycling Fall

Post by blogger | July 6, 2006      

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.


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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