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JasonG

Whatever happened to Dan Helmstadter?

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OK, so he is scralping the gnar in the Olympics or Vancouver Island? Or maybe surfing in Hawaii?

 

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I too have wondered where he went.. was he a sponsored skier at all? I didn't get that impression but it seems like he should have been..

 

some seriously impressive stuff

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He was dealing with a serious hip injury a couple of years ago, he even mentioned it in his trip report in Jan, 2013.

 

http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1095329

 

From Facebook, I gather that Dan has been spending a little bit of time rock climbing, scaring himself with surfing on the coast, and some amazing chainsaw carving. I hope he gets back to skiing now that winter has returned to Washington.

 

 

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Cool, thanks for the update! Glad he is alive and well, the couple times I've run into him in the hills have been inspiring. Hopefully our paths will cross again.

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I ran into him high on the White Salmon and he trotted by us at what seemed like a jogging pace. Inspiring to say the least.

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Boom!

 

Most are probably aware of this article by now, but I got a good laugh out of this thread being mentioned in it!

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Thanks for posting that Jason, I hadn't seen it. Great to see he's posting some of his radness again!

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When the days get shorter and the snow starts to appear on the hills, I think of Dan.  I hope is is doing well, wherever he is, and whatever he is doing.  I really appreciate all the inspiration he gave us over the years, and hope to see more TRs from him in the future.

This was the last one I could find:  https://turns-all-year.com/trip-reports/june-7-2017-north-face-northwest-couloir-mt-shuksan

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I thought this was going to be a thread about a different Dan H!!!    :battlecage:

Scandal!

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Chad wouldn't have cared less about that childish, ridiculous drama. If you doubt someone's achievement, then best them with your own record. Still waiting...

 
Meanwhile back to Helmstadter. Legend.
 
PS: That Powder article by Dave Page was a great piece of writing and really captures the spirit. There is an interview with him here: https://www.powder.com/powder-radio/the-storytellers-david-page/
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