Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Backcountry finally getting some cred from the man

Lou Dawson, the ski mountaineer best known for shooshing down all of Colorado's 14ers and writing a two volume guide about it will be inducted into the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame this Saturday.
He's the first back country skier to be so honored.
He's also one tough mother. He's been buried in two avalanches. One, if I remember right, broke both his femurs.
He escaped dicey situations so often that friends around his home town of Aspen started calling him "the fox."
Well, the fox didn't escape his long overdue accolades.

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