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Dave Rosenbarger Dies in Avalanche

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Powder Magazine reports that "American Dave" has died in an avalanche on Monte Blanc, on January 23rd.

He was skiing with two others who dug him out alive but he perished from his injuries at the hospital. 

I had the good fortune of meeting him at the Arne Backstrom Blastathon a few years ago.  What a nice guy, gone too soon :(

 

From the article 

 

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 Having spent consecutive winters in Chamonix since 2003, Rosenbarger, an Oregon native who splits time living in Tahoe City and Chamonix, picked up the nickname “American Dave” for his dedicated pursuit of fresh powder on the Mont Blanc massif. While he lived the life of an under-the-radar ski bum for many years, his stature was elevated recently as he began ticking off major ski descents around the globe. He is the subject of a profile in the February issue of POWDER, and a digital feature launched just a week ago.

 

The digital feature linked in this snip from Powder is worth clicking on. 

I'll link it again just in case the copied text link doesn't work. 

 

Untracked

American Dave toes a dangerous line as one of the most skilled ski mountaineers in the world

 

 

 


Edited by Trekchick - 1/24/15 at 6:28am
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Farewell.

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Rip
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Sad upon sad.

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So sad.  Yet another loss for the Tahoe skiing community.  

 

P.S.  All the members of the ill-fated summer 2010 Pisco skiing expedition in Peru are now gone (Arne Backstroke, Kip Garre, and now Dave Rosenbarger). 

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Found out a friend of my daughter was either there or staying at Dave's house when it happened. Unsure at this point.

Edit: Seems to have been staying at his house in Chamonix.
Edited by sibhusky - 1/27/15 at 11:58am
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