A Golden skier is dead following what is being classified as the first avalanche fatality of the season.
According to BigLines.com, Trevor Sexsmith was ascending the “Sickle” line off Mt. Victoria’s east face with another skier when fierce winds and snow conditions prompted the pair to turn away from the line. On the ski down, a 6″ slab was triggered that would ultimately carry Sexsmith over a 250+ foot cliff. Sexsmith died from injuries sustained in the fall.
The body was recovered on Monday after winds, weather, and nightfall shut down the recovery effort on Sunday.
“He had a passion for the mountains that burned brighter than almost anyone we know. We are full of sorrow at his passing and we offer deep condolences to his family and loved ones.” – BigLines.com
The 27 year-old was a pivotal personality within the Golden community and will be missed very much.
*Our deepest condolences go out to Trevor’s friends and family.
Find the entire BigLines post here: Trevor Sexsmith – RIP