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Remembering Kip Garre: 1973-2011

Kip Garre, Skiing Mag friend and Warren Miller athlete, died this week. Editor Sam Bass, who went to high school with Garre, remembers what made him shine.

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The body of Kip Garre, an accomplished and highly experienced ski-mountaineer and guide, and that of fellow skier Allison Kreutzen were discovered…

The body of Kip Garre, an accomplished and highly experienced ski-mountaineer and guide, and that of fellow skier Allison Kreutzen were discovered Thursday, April 28th, in the Sierra mountains near Bishop, California. They had been attempting to climb and ski the Split Couloir on Split Mountain when an avalanche apparently swept them away, according to media reports.

He was a rare creature in a world filled with oversized egos—the humble badass. I remember organizing my gear in a hotel room in Ushuaia, Argentina,…

He was a rare creature in a world filled with oversized egos—the humble badass. I remember organizing my gear in a hotel room in Ushuaia, Argentina, in November 2009, in advance of a ship-based ski trip to Antarctica, when my former schoolmate Kip rolled in from ski trekking in the Himalaya. Here he was fresh off a swashbuckling adventure, but I soon realized we’d been talking about me for 20 minutes. It was pure Kip to steer the conversation away from himself and be genuinely interested in me and my life.

He was beloved by everyone whose path he crossed, from New Hampshire to California, and points beyond. There are people who make you better—a better…

He was beloved by everyone whose path he crossed, from New Hampshire to California, and points beyond. There are people who make you better—a better skier, a better human. Spend time with them and your own pretenses begin to dissolve. When those people go away—to the grocery store, to the hills, or to the next chapter—you’re left with an improved constitution and them to thank. Kip was one of those people.

His humanity was legendary—and so was his toughness. Here’s a post left by a friend on Kip’s Facebook page: “1993 Porcupine Rim Moab. Kip snapped his…

His humanity was legendary—and so was his toughness. Here’s a post left by a friend on Kip’s Facebook page: “1993 Porcupine Rim Moab. Kip snapped his ankle way out there…pedaled back to camp with one leg, refused my help, didn’t complain once. I had to force him to go to the ER…..kid was the toughest.”

From all of us here, rest in peace, Kip and Allison. Make some turns for us, wherever you are. We’ll do the same.

From all of us here, rest in peace, Kip and Allison. Make some turns for us, wherever you are. We’ll do the same.

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