Friday, May 25, 2012

Craig Kelly, more than a legend

The American Craig Kelly was killed on Monday during an avalanche in Revelstoke Glacier in the Canadian Rockies. Despite extensive knowledge, could not prevent an avalancheended his life and eight others.

The group of snowboarders and skiers flew by helicopter to an area of ​​the Rocky Mountains, and there even though according to theCanadian Avalanche Center avalanche risk was medium, the sliding of snow led to the fateful end

Craig Kelly, has been a leader in snowboarding. Pioneer, a master ,missing adjectives to describe Craig's contribution to the world of snowboarding. In the early 80's, when snowboarding was born as a sport'alternative', Kelly formed together with a group of friends group Mount Baker Hard Core (MBHC). Enjoyed a career intense. Won four world championships and three U.S. freestyle, which led him to become the first professional snowboard racer with sponsors linked to that continued until his death.

In the words of Terje Haakonsen, Kelly had been a reference for him,not only for their way down, but by his love for the mountains andlifestyle.



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