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Amar Andalkar
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Adam Roberts killed in avalanche near White Pass
« on: 12/28/16, 02:48 PM »

Sad news this morning for many of us in the TAY and Northwest ski communities. Adam Roberts, who posted on TAY as "skibum.roberts", died yesterday in an avalanche near White Pass. He was often featured in spectacular ski photos taken at Mount Baker and other locations in the Cascades. I've known Adam casually for a number of years, and he was close friends with several of my friends and ski partners. Condolences to them and to his family.

Bellingham man killed in avalanche near White Pass
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article123387829.html

Please everyone be extra cautious out there during the current cycle of heavy snowfall atop a somewhat atypically unstable Cascade snowpack.


Edited to add link to Preliminary Incident Report by White Pass Ski Patrol and NWAC:
20161227_whitepassfatality_preliminary_i ncident_report.pdf

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Re: Adam Roberts killed in avalanche near White Pass
« Reply #1 on: 12/28/16, 03:23 PM »

Heartbreaking. What a great guy. I only met him once but his postive vibe was a real treat to be around in the mountains.
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Re: Adam Roberts killed in avalanche near White Pass
« Reply #2 on: 12/28/16, 03:59 PM »

This is very sad news.
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Re: Adam Roberts killed in avalanche near White Pass
« Reply #3 on: 12/28/16, 09:22 PM »

 Sad.

Thanks for posting, Amar.

A next-day edit:

I can only recall meeting Adam once, but what a place to meet a person: atop Mt. Adams' Pinnacle Peak on a hot June afternoon. Susan and I were about to ply a line on the north side, as was he, once his friends, visible only as faraway dots traversing the Adams Glacier, caught up with him. We chatted a bit about snow tires I'd almost bought from him, then we were off.

Adam's photos, videos, and so many photos taken by others, especially Jason, perpetually opened our eyes to the possible. Jason's book-cover photo of Adam in flight is the stuff of which childhood dreams are made.

The tiny-house video is making the rounds. Here is another, made by Adam, which opened my ears to Three Tall Pines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHYjSvViS_s

Thank you, Adam.
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Re: Adam Roberts killed in avalanche near White Pass
« Reply #4 on: 12/28/16, 09:37 PM »

Ugh.  Talk about living the life you want to live.  What a loss.
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Re: Adam Roberts killed in avalanche near White Pass
« Reply #5 on: 12/29/16, 07:49 AM »

Such sad news, I have enjoyed his TAY post over the years.  All please choose your terrain with care, we don't need another accident in the family.
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Re: Adam Roberts killed in avalanche near White Pass
« Reply #6 on: 12/29/16, 11:34 AM »

Simply heartbreaking....... Sending positive vibes to his family, friends and people who recovered him. He had soo many people who truly loved him and was envious of his freedom.
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Re: Adam Roberts killed in avalanche near White Pass
« Reply #7 on: 01/01/17, 02:17 AM »

Very sad...also only met once, but he made an impression, such a cool, happy guy.
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Re: Adam Roberts killed in avalanche near White Pass
« Reply #8 on: 01/02/17, 09:51 AM »

Very sorry to hear this. My condolences to Adam's friends
Accident report is up on Nwac
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