Jump to content

Whatever happened to Dan Helmstadter?


Recommended Posts

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




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.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 year later...
  • 4 years later...

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

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

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/
Edited by bargainhunter
  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 7 months later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...